I firmly believe that every self respecting American (Southerners this especially applies to you) should keep a little bourbon tucked away for all occasions. I actually learned this from my grandmother who would always keep a little Jim Beam hidden away,in a trunk no less, for cooking. Bourbon is the signature flavor of the South, more so than Sweet Tea. Why? Because Bourbon was here first, it’s our Southern heritage; sacred, guarded and often the secret ingredient in many generation’s finest recipes.