Skip to comments.Whiskey shortage coming your way
Posted on 05/28/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by TheProducerEdited 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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Bourbon barrels are also now being used to age “ale” and “beer”.
Just raise the price......capitalism.....works every time it’s actually tried.
Ever since January, 2009 I suspect....
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.
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 drink Canadian Fireball Whiskey!
Just ask 'em and you will be "informed".
Perhaps this will result in an increase in the sale of “fresh from the still moonshine.”
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.
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.
***Just raise the price......capitalism.....works every time its actually tried.***
People will have to go back to OLD CROW.
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.
George Dickel 12y.o.
Try it. Before the “young, trendy and hip” find out about it and the price goes through the roof.
People who provide something other people demand will always find ways to satisfy that demand.
I know I doing my part to help it “disappear”.
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.
If you can find Garrison Brothers bourbon, buy it. Best out there and made in Texas.
“George Dickel 12y.o.”
GOOD WHISKEY IT IS.
An apocalypse is a disclosure or a revelation.
Just stop drinking whiskey is a cheaper solution. Nasty tasting stuff anyhow.
I’m strictly a beer drinker, so this doesn’t affect me in the least.
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.
I’m partial to Four Roses, but I’ll look for some Garrison Bros.
Not bad... Made in Arroyo Hondo.
Jack might disagree. Pop. 161
Your on a Whiskey thread telling people to stop drinking Whiskey?
Have a couple shots and chill.
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.
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!
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.
I have a bottle of 27 year old Pappy just waiting....
Boo, sir! I say Booo!
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.
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?
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.
I believe their biggest market is Japan, of all places.
Everyone needs a whiskey family tree. Here it is:
Dickel No. 12 neat is some good stuff.
Eh. If I want bourbon I'll buy a bottle of Dickel. Rather have cognac if there's a choice.
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.
A dram or twa, indeed. Its a very fine thing, American whiskey barrels to help make very fine Scots whisky, dae ye ken.
“Im strictly a beer drinker, so this doesnt affect me in the least.”
“First they came for the whiskey drinkers...”
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?
People will have to go back to OLD CROW.
nothing wrong with Old Crow or Old Grand-Dad
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