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DrinkGR celebrates Black History Month with new bourbon honoring Pioneer Woman

Saint Liberty Whiskey names bourbon after Bertie Brown
Posted at 12:16 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 21:22:25-05

February is Black History Month, and DrinkGR has partnered up with Forty Acres Soul Kitchen to celebrate with a special dinner on February 27.

Saint Liberty Whiskey, based in Austin, Texas, and now available in Michigan, makes whiskey and bourbons in honor of Pioneer Women who bootlegged during the Prohibition. Their first released is Bertie Brown Bear Gultch, honoring Bertie "Birdie" Brown.

Birdie Brown was a pioneer woman who homesteaded by herself in Montana in the late 1800s. She became a bootlegger during prohibition and was known throughout the region for her hospitality and her “hooch.”

Nate Blury, owner of The Original Tin Cup, showed the Fox 17 Morning Mix team how to make a Montana Sour featuring this special bourbon.

There will be tastings of these drinks at the following dates and times:

o February 20 at 4:30 at Rishi’s International Beverage

o February 27 at 5 – 7:30 at Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

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