For many, mixing whisky and some form of ginger ale represents a first foray into bourbon. Perhaps because this pairing is as easy to drink as it is to make. Through the years the spice of ginger and caramel notes of bourbon have been matched in different variations on the theme like the Bourbon Buck, the Horse's Neck and the Maker's® Mule. The latter traces back to Moscow (sort of) via a British pub in Los Angeles in 1941. At a pub called the Cock 'n' Bull, a man who bought a vodka brand that was widely unpopular in America met a barman who had purchased way too much ginger beer. After some mixing and mingling, both of these surplus problems were solved with the Moscow Mule – a classic American cocktail.