Some people will tell you that bourbon is a fall drink, best consumed in warm, dark bars during sweater weather. I'll tell you they're all wrong — bourbon, my sweet whiskey love — can and should be consumed during all seasons. Pair it with bright grapefruit in the winter, or use it to spike your Arnold Palmer in the summer, but whatever you do, don't make it the pumpkin spice latte of your liquor cabinet.
But I get it: It's warm, carmel-y and comforting and pairs beautifully with fall flavors. It's far from a seasonal drink, but fall is showcase season for bourbon. Light up your fireplace (or turn on your sad apartment LED jack-o-lantern), bust out your cardigan and celebrate the best time of the year for bourbon with brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.