An Open Letter to The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Dear Kentucky,

Thank you for your endless rolling hills of bluegrass countryside. For thoroughbreds and their annual Run for the Roses. For Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. For Mother’s Day and the “Happy Birthday” song. For Robert Penn Warren and Loretta Lynn. For the heavenly Hot Brown and chocolate in pecan pie. For the Louisville slugger and silver julep cups. For Rosemary Clooney (and George). For the best excuse to wear an enormous floral hat. For Benedictine spread, butter cake, and burgoo. But most of all, Kentucky, thank you for bourbon, which makes you our MVP. We raise a glass of this Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktail to you.

Love, The South.


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