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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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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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