May 27, 2016 – Yesterday was John Wayne’s birthday. He would have been 109. We know he loved Wild Turkey Bourbon but it was revealed in an interview with his son, Ethan by Noah Rothbaum of The Daily Beast, that he also enjoyed tequila and cases of tequila as well as bourbon accompanied him on a long shoot.
He liked to enjoy a stiff drink at the end of the day but also had a taste for fine wines. His collection included Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Dom Perignon Champagne. We envision him celebrating his birthday with a hearty shot of bourbon but perhaps he turned to a glass of fine Champagne. Apparently he drank just about everything but not much beer.
Bourbon was his first love and signature drink. Because of that his family chose to feature it when they created Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon brand in their father’s memory.