Nobody needs an excuse to enjoy the odd tipple, but Bourbon Day gives the perfect excuse to dust off a bottle of this fine whiskey and have a few glasses. Legend has it that the day is the anniversary of the very first time this famous drink was distilled in the late 1700s and whatever the truth of this it is surely a day worth celebrating. There are plenty of ways for whiskey lovers and others to get in the swing of things to enjoy this special day. Hotels and restaurants can enter the spirit of the occasion by organizing a dinner in honor of Bourbon. Individuals can entertain family and friends by trying their hand at some old or new Bourbon cocktail recipes and add a little splash of whiskey to a meal to make it a night to remember.