Should Kentucky's Official State Beverage Be Bourbon or Milk?
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Should Kentucky's official state beverage be
bourbon or milk?


n Kentucky, a war of the beverages is raging. In one corner
is the bone-fortifying, plain but popular, milk



In Kentucky, a war of the beverages is raging. In one corner is the bone-fortifying, plain but popular, milk.

In the other is the state's iconic liquor, bourbon. Just one can be named the state’s official beverage.

And the people of Kentucky can’t decide which one it should be, notes Food & Wine Magazine, using info from other media. In 2005, a bill passed solidifying milk as the state's official beverage.

Why? Because, according to the bill, "milk production and the manufacture of dairy products are major contributors to the economic well-being of Kentucky agriculture."

Not the most exciting reason, but legitimate nonetheless.







But now a change.org petition created by the organization and retail shop Kentucky for Kentucky has arisen, advocating for milk to be deposed and replaced by bourbon. So far, just about 1800 have signed the petition.

As the petition also points out, “Bourbon is an $8.5 billion signature industry in Kentucky, generating 17,500 jobs,” which its backers argue makes it uniquely suited to represent the state. Milk might be healthy, but it’s not exactly special to Kentucky in particular.


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