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Whiskey shortage coming your way
Fox News ^ | May 13, 2014

Posted on 05/28/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by TheProducer

Edited on 05/28/2014 3:57:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

One of the oldest distilleries in the country is warning of what some observers are calling a “whiskey apocalypse.”

“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years,” says Buffalo Trace, “bourbon demand still outpaces supply.”

The apocalypse is looming, explains Esquire, because whiskey has become trendy overnight.


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1 posted on 05/28/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by TheProducer
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To: TheProducer

Bourbon barrels are also now being used to age “ale” and “beer”.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: TheProducer

Just raise the price......capitalism.....works every time it’s actually tried.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 12:47:28 PM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: TheProducer
“bourbon demand still outpaces supply.”

Ever since January, 2009 I suspect....

4 posted on 05/28/2014 12:50:16 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: TheProducer

There is a small company up in Breckenridge, Colorado who makes a bourbon that is only aged for two years, the legal limit to be called bourbon. I have tried it up against the finest 10 - 20 year stuff from Bourbon Trace and the other top drawer distilleries. It holds up very well against the giants. Whatever Breckenridge is doing, they need to do more of it.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 12:51:57 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: TheProducer
Sorry, but I drank it all. Think of it as a coping mechanism for the years of the Barky Obama regime.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bourbon barrels cannot be reused for bourbon, bourbon must be aged in new white oak barrels that are charred. They have been reused for scotch and wines for years.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 12:53:44 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Politically Correct
Bought my first bottle of Pappy years ago for $80. Next year it went up to $100, then $120. MSRP is $120. Good luck finding for anywhere near that. I saw a bottle being sold on the internet for $300.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 12:56:11 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: TheProducer

I drink Canadian Fireball Whiskey!


9 posted on 05/28/2014 12:58:45 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: centurion316
If it ain't from Bourbon Co. KY, it ain't Bourbon!

Just ask 'em and you will be "informed".

10 posted on 05/28/2014 12:59:22 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: TheProducer

Perhaps this will result in an increase in the sale of “fresh from the still moonshine.”


11 posted on 05/28/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

And they would be wrong. The Bourbon County of today is a fraction of it’s size when distilleries were first put into operation in Kentucky. All the big distilleries are not in Bourbon County. You can make bourbon anywhere as long as you stick to the recipe and age it in the prescribed manner. You can even make it in Tennessee, although they prefer to call what they make Tennessee whiskey, and they filter it through charcoal.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 1:04:50 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: TheProducer

That means more for me at bargain-basement prices after the distillers ramp-up their production just in time for the trendy hipsters to move on to some other beverage.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Politically Correct

***Just raise the price......capitalism.....works every time it’s actually tried.***

People will have to go back to OLD CROW.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: TheProducer

Get some gallon jugs or bigger. Add some charred oak chips from Jim Beam, or another distiller, and fill them up with the whiskey that needs to be aged. Let it breath a little, and keep it in a dark place. As the whiskey is pulled through the chars and expelled, it ages, and it happens much quicker than it does in a charred barrel.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT by pallis
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To: centurion316

George Dickel 12y.o.

Try it. Before the “young, trendy and hip” find out about it and the price goes through the roof.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 1:12:06 PM PDT by saleman
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To: TheProducer
The industry is looking for excuses to raise prices.

People who provide something other people demand will always find ways to satisfy that demand.

17 posted on 05/28/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bingo.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 1:15:17 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: TheProducer

I know I doing my part to help it “disappear”.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 1:16:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: skeeter

Some sort of time machine, you’re thinking? I don’t know how else you age whiskey faster.

If they sell all of the 2 and 3 and 5 year old stuff, there won’t be any 7 and 10 and 12 year old.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: skeeter

If you can find Garrison Brothers bourbon, buy it. Best out there and made in Texas.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 1:17:12 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: TheProducer
Cut out the middleman
22 posted on 05/28/2014 1:17:53 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: saleman

“George Dickel 12y.o.”

GOOD WHISKEY IT IS.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 1:19:39 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: TheProducer
The apocalypse is looming, explains Esquire

An apocalypse is a disclosure or a revelation.

24 posted on 05/28/2014 1:21:37 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Politically Correct

Just stop drinking whiskey is a cheaper solution. Nasty tasting stuff anyhow.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 1:23:48 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: TheProducer

I’m strictly a beer drinker, so this doesn’t affect me in the least.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 1:24:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ll make my own before I go to Old Crow. See if you can find Pappy Van Winkles and get back to me. That’s bourbon.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 1:31:43 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’m partial to Four Roses, but I’ll look for some Garrison Bros.


28 posted on 05/28/2014 1:32:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: TheProducer

Bummer!


29 posted on 05/28/2014 1:32:47 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Not bad... Made in Arroyo Hondo.

30 posted on 05/28/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Jack might disagree. Pop. 161


31 posted on 05/28/2014 1:37:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Your on a Whiskey thread telling people to stop drinking Whiskey?

Have a couple shots and chill.


32 posted on 05/28/2014 1:40:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SoothingDave

That’s easy, the stuff they intend to sell at 7, 10 and 12 isn’t the stuff they didn’t sell at 2, 3 and 5. They set the barrels aside for the various times they intend to open them. There’s a lot of long term planning and self control in the whiskey business, clearly not something I’m cut out for.


33 posted on 05/28/2014 1:42:04 PM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: TheProducer

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


34 posted on 05/28/2014 1:42:41 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: eyedigress

No harm in offering a sensible solution. And people will save money that would otherwise be spent on vile-tasting rotted grain runoff. Win-win all around!


35 posted on 05/28/2014 1:44:24 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Not really. We have been through that mentality in the 20’s.

Let people live, I don’t need rules of my God given fruit to live by.

Jesus had much alcohol provided at his dinner events.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 1:49:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I have a bottle of 27 year old Pappy just waiting....


37 posted on 05/28/2014 1:50:58 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Just stop drinking whiskey is a cheaper solution. Nasty tasting stuff anyhow.

Boo, sir! I say Booo!

38 posted on 05/28/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: centurion316
It holds up very well against the giants.

I agree, it can be done. My favorite table whiskey is John Jacob Rye, aged three years. Best thing those commies in Fremont ever made.

39 posted on 05/28/2014 1:57:39 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Malone LaVeigh
I saw a bottle being sold on the internet for $300.

Hmmm, you need to find a better class of aficionados to be associated with.

About 20 years ago, somebody was trying to sell a 6-pack of Billy Beer for $1200. Beer collectors came out of the woodwork to put 6-packs up for sale at something like $6 to help more reflect it's real value.

I take it nobody is stepping up to help lower the price?

40 posted on 05/28/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Our office bottle of Pappy is long gone and we have had no luck getting any at any price. The good news is that J. W. Weller and Weller 12 year come out of the same mash bill. Of course the selected barrels go on to become Pappy, but Weller is mighty fine and a fraction of the cost. It has become our No. 1 choice for after hours sipping.


41 posted on 05/28/2014 2:02:56 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316
Saw one food show. An upscale maker of soy sauce uses used wine barrels for aging, competing with distilled spirit companies for aromatic staved vessels.

I believe their biggest market is Japan, of all places.

42 posted on 05/28/2014 2:03:01 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Everyone needs a whiskey family tree. Here it is:

http://www.gq.com/life/food/201311/bourbon-whiskey-family-tree


43 posted on 05/28/2014 2:06:03 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: saleman

Dickel No. 12 neat is some good stuff.


44 posted on 05/28/2014 2:13:19 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: pallis
One of my customers claims that process can be accelerated if you alternately freeze and return to room temperature your product and charred wood chips several times over a week. His belief is that the freeze/thaw cycle "pumps" the whiskey through the chips.

Eh. If I want bourbon I'll buy a bottle of Dickel. Rather have cognac if there's a choice.

45 posted on 05/28/2014 2:16:36 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: centurion316
Bourbon barrels cannot be reused for bourbon, bourbon must be aged in new white oak barrels that are charred. They have been reused for scotch and wines for years.

I was on a ferry to Islay, ground zero for the best whisky in the world, to kill some liver cells with a dram or two.

I chatted with a bloke onboard, he had driven on a large lorry that was loaded with bourbon barrels from the US. Each barrel was knocked apart for transportation and numbered for reassembly once they arrived at the distilleries.

The frugal Scots will use them over and over until all the tannins have leached from the wood, they then chop the barrels up to smoke their salmon, herring, etc.

46 posted on 05/28/2014 2:20:07 PM PDT by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

A dram or twa, indeed. Its a very fine thing, American whiskey barrels to help make very fine Scots whisky, dae ye ken.


47 posted on 05/28/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“I’m strictly a beer drinker, so this doesn’t affect me in the least.”

Yea. Well......

“First they came for the whiskey drinkers...”


48 posted on 05/28/2014 2:25:27 PM PDT by saleman
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To: TheProducer

What the hell?
This isn’t your video, you had nothing to do with it.

Why are you directing traffic to your blog to view a video you stole?

What the hell is wrong with you?


49 posted on 05/28/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

People will have to go back to OLD CROW.

nothing wrong with Old Crow or Old Grand-Dad


50 posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:17 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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