Jack Daniel's Raises a Glass to the Top 10 Best Boston Moments

By: Modern Luxury Editors By: Modern Luxury Editors | November 17, 2021 | Food & Drink Sponsored Post

Coined as “America in a bottle”, Jack Daniel's toasts to the top moments in time “The Cradle of Liberty” has ever seen. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel is drawn from a single handmade barrel aged at the top of the barrelhouse. Each barrel has a unique robust flavor, ensuring your Single Barrel is truly one-of-a-kind. Make this holiday season count with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.

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(10) November 8, 1960

JFK WINS THE PRESIDENCY

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated the incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon in one of the tightest political elections. The nation’s first Catholic president, JFK championed the United States space program’s missions and founded the Peace Corps to recruit young Americans to undertake global humanitarian projects. Two months after entering the oval office, the 35th President of the United States returned to his hometown Boston for his “City on the Hill” speech stating, “this has been my home; wherever I serve this shall remain my home.”

(9) June 15, 2011

BRUINS WIN THE STANLEY CUP AFTER 39 YEARS

The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 with an epic Game 7 win, ending a 39 year drought between championships since their 1972 Stanley Cup. Goaltender Tim Thomas was awarded the Conn Smythe MVP trophy for shutting out the Canucks, stopping all 37 shots in Game 7 and allowing only eight goals total throughout the Stanley Cup finals.

(8) September 9, 1994 PUNK BECOMES POPULAR

Shortly after performing at Woodstock ‘94 where a massive mud fight ended the set, Green Day’s Dookie album became certified platinum and the Bay Area brats were heading to their next concert at the Hatch Shell. Around 65,000 fans arrived, creating a raging mosh pit that broke through the concert’s barriers and quickly shut down the concert in merely 20 minutes. With a streak of outrageously monumental performances, Green Day soon became the greatest punk band of the 90’s.

(7) January 8, 2015

RECORD-BREAKING MARATHON TIME

About half-million spectators catch a glimpse of the Boston Marathon runners each year in the nation’s oldest marathon. World class runners travel from across the globe to take on the challenge of Heartbreak Hill, Cemetery Mile and the unpredictable Boston weather. This year, 29-year old Kenyan runner Geoffrey Mutai made history with the fastest time ever achieved on the course with a time of 2:03:22 breaking the (unofficial) world record by more than three minutes.

(6) October 8, 1855

HUB OF 19TH CENTURY LITERATURE

A rendezvous hot spot for nineteenth-century writers, the opening of the then-Parker House Hotel was a historic turning point in Boston due to its rich legacy of hosting household names. “The Last Hurrah” within the hotel hosted the gentlemen’s Saturday Club each summer with famous nineteenth century literary members including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Novelist Charles Dickens resided in this hotel establishment when he first read A Christmas Carol and performed the magnificent novel before the Saturday Club.

(5) June 17, 2008

CELTICS DYNASTY

The “Big Three” Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce led the Boston Celtics’ to a 66-win campaign selling out every home game and creating an electric atmosphere in the city reminiscent of Bird, McHale and Parish years. Garnett and crew dominated the Lakers at TD Banknorth Garden as the celebrated NBA franchise achieved their 17th title. Winning by amargin of 39 points, they broke the record for a final championship game win which secured their place in Celtic franchise history.

(4) December 5, 1997

BOSTON DUO’S AWARD-WINNING CAMARADERIE

A true Boston film, actor Matt Damon originally wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting during his playwriting course at Harvard. He sent his draft to fellow friend and Boston native Ben Affleck to develop before the two actors starred in the award-winning film. Several of the city’s beloved spots were selected by the screenwriters and actor Robin Williams to be featured, including: L Street Tavern, The Bow & Arrow Pub, Boston Public Garden, and The Tasty. Good Will Hunting was nominated for nine Academy Awards: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Robin Williams all left the ceremony with an Oscar in hand.

(3) February 3, 2002

THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL

Patriots made franchise history winning their first Super Bowl and defeating “The Greatest Show on Turf”, the St. Louis Rams, 20-17 in New Orleans, Louisiana in SuperBowl XXXVI. With Tom Brady at the helm, he led the 14 point underdog Patriots to victory while earning Super Bowl MVP honors in his very first Super Bowl appearance. The Patriot dynasty was born, culminating in the most Super Bowl franchise wins in NFL history with six.

(2) July 18, 1972

THE MAD DASH OF THE ROCK-N-ROLL OUTLAWS

One of the most iconic performances of this legendary rock n’ roll band almost never took place due to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ assault charges in Warwick, Rhode Island. Boston Mayor Kevin White came to their rescue and provided the band with a police escort on Route 95 towards 15,000 angsty fans. “It was as amazing as you can imagine. Finally, they arrived: the street-fighting men with all the rock-and-roll lifestyle they had,” said Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry to the Boston Phoenix.

(1) October 27, 2004

THE CURSE IS BROKEN

Farewell to the “Curse of the Bambino”, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918 against the St. Louis Cardinals. For 86 years, some Red Sox fans believed their team to be cursed ever since owner Harry Frazee traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees. General Manager Theo Epstein noted this World Series win was for all the fans, past and present, who passionately rooted for the Red Sox. The most beloved hometown team has won three more championships in 2007, 2013, and 2018.

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