A bottle of Basil Hayden's often sits at the center of great conversation. So we've partnered with Wildsam, a travel book series made for the uncommonly curious, to bring you more to talk about at the table. Uncork the bottle, unfold the guide, and gather around for an evening that's sure to get more interesting.

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Points of Interest

We've partnered with Wildsam Field Guides to create Points of Interest: An Uncommon Conversation Guide. It's a collection of intriguing information gathered from less-explored corners of the country. Together we invite you to unfold it on the table, pour a few glasses, and share some unexpected discoveries.

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ANGEL'S SHARE

The percentage of bourbon that vanishes in the barrel during the aging process, technically by evaporation and porous oak. Divine, indeed.

NATIONAL GUIDE

OLYMPIC
UNKNOWNS

In 1936, a junior-college sprinter from Pasadena, California ran in the Berlin Olympics and broke the men's 200-meters record. His name was Matthew "Mack" Robinson. READ MORE

NATIONAL GUIDE

The Color
Of Love

In 1935, Golden Gate architect and champion Irving Morrow campaigned for a highly uncommon color for the famous bridge. READ MORE

NATIONAL GUIDE

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Olympic Unknowns

In 1936, a junior-college sprinter from Pasadena, California, ran in the Berlin Olympics and broke the men's 200-meters record. His name was Matthew "Mack" Robinson. As fate would have it, Jesse Owens ran that summer day in Berlin, also besting the record and edging Robinson by four-tenths of a second. That brush with history, it turns out, would not be a one-time thing:

Mack's younger brother by four years?
Jackie Robinson, the Hall of Famer who
broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.

Olympic Unknowns

In 1936, a junior-college sprinter from Pasadena, California, ran in the Berlin Olympics and broke the men's 200-meters record. His name was Matthew "Mack" Robinson. As fate would have it, Jesse Owens ran that summer day in Berlin, also besting the record and edging Robinson by four-tenths of a second. That brush with history, it turns out, would not be a one-time thing:

Mack's younger brother by four years?
Jackie Robinson, the Hall of Famer who
broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.

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Why the golden gate
bridge is painted red

The Color Of Love

In 1935, Golden Gate architect and champion Irving Morrow campaigned for a highly uncommon color for the famous bridge. Not blue, not black, but a weather-protecting steel primer-"shop red", as he called it-that already coated the nearly complete structure and had won over the architect's affection. The color was named "International Orange" bright against blue sky and white fog.

Why the golden gate
bridge is painted red

The Color Of Love

In 1935, Golden Gate architect and champion Irving Morrow campaigned for a highly uncommon color for the famous bridge. Not blue, not black, but a weather-protecting steel primer-"shop red", as he called it-that already coated the nearly complete structure and had won over the architect's affection. The color was named "International Orange" bright against blue sky and white fog.

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