If Drake were a drink, what kind would he be? After careful study of the “Hotline Bling” video, I can only draw one conclusion: For my money Drake would be bourbon.
(I know, I know, everybody has lost their minds over that video and I’m no better.) My thoughts always trend towards the spirits-tual so hear me out. See, bourbon has two natures. It’s a brown liquor, which always reads as manly. It tries to come off as muscular and swole, just like Aubrey after he started hitting the gym.
But bourbon is gentler than you’d think. Sure, it’s strong but it’s also smooth and flavorful, and it has a subtle but unmistakable sweetness—that comes from the corn. By law, the mash bill (proportion of grains used to make bourbon) must have a minimum of 51% corn. Now there’s no definitive accounting for the relative corniness of Drake, but it’s gotta be at least that much.
But just as it does in bourbon, Drake’s corniness is what makes him distinctive…and a little sweet. Can’t have one without the other…by law. Besides, sipping on good bourbon feels as comfy and cozy, kinda like how slipping on Drake’s cashmere funnel-neck sweater would feel. Come on, you just know that thing is cozy as all get-out.
If all that has piqued your interest in America’s Native Spirit (Sidenote: it gets that highfalutin’ title honestly, since a Congressional Resolution designated it such back in 1964) there’s never been a better time to give bourbon a try. Spirit of America makes a mighty fine pour that highlights what bourbon drinkers love about the spirit: It’s got the classic notes of creamy vanilla, caramel, and honey, and that signature sweet corn flavor. Even better, for every bottle of Spirit of America sold, the company will donate $1 to Hope For The Warriors, a national organization that supports service men and women and their families.
Spirit of America is available in 15 states, mostly in the Midwest (where it’s made) and parts of the South, and retails for around $40.
*Now I know someone is bound to point out that since Drake is Canadian, he’s can’t be bourbon. He could, maybe be a whiskey or a rye. But I stand by my analogy.