Skip to comments.Set 'em up! No curb on bourbon as Americans drown their sorrows
Posted on 02/08/2009 7:55:37 AM PST by stan_sipple
As the economy continues to recede, are cutting back on their liquor with the exception of whiskey.
Sales of bourbons such as Jack Daniels and Makers Mark are bucking a slump in sales of distilled spirits that set in during the final months of last year, according to industry officials.
Its not clear whether in hard economic times drinkers are looking for comfort in the bottom of a glass of Wild Turkey, or whether Americans long enamored with vodka, rum and tequila have rediscovered one of the nations oldest spirits. George Washington had a working still at Mount Vernon.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said that whiskey sales rose 4.3 percent by dollar value and 1.3 percent by volume in 2008. And in a trend contrary to other segments of the alcoholic beverage industry, the expensive stuff, or super premium whiskey, logged the hottest growth. In other areas of the market, consumers are trading down to less-expensive brands, analysts report.
(Excerpt) Read more at journalstar.com ...
I guess this is the alcohol drinkers version of “Buy American”.
I have a relative who works for a liquor store. The worse the economy gets, the better their business is.
American whiskey, good quality and much better value, You can get a really premium bourbon for about the price of generic single malt scotch.
Bourbon ping. I’ll be gone ‘till afternoon, but have fun...
Here’s two over ice of Elijah Craig to you...
Jack Daniels is magnificent, but it's not bourbon.
It’s tough to find a good straight rye.
The last Maryland distiller, Pikesville Supreme, closed in the 70’s.
Now it’s this stuff from Kentucky.
And a Rebel Yell to you
A small percentage can be attributed to farmers and/or the farmer's neighbors brewing their own and comparing it to the "real" stuff. So I've heard *hic*.
But why would you want to?
As a Kentucky girl, I have always drunk bourbon. It's a heck of a conversation starter at a bar or party. I'm on an Elijah Craig kick right now, though there is a brand called Russell's Reserve that is great, but we can't always get it at our Soviet State Store in Pennsylvania.
i like Knob Creek, Rebel Yell, and Makers Mark. But also Maccallan and Glenfiddich
Everyone in Washington knew Angelo. You couldn't miss him, with his Italian and made suits and his perma-tan.
Lagavulin for me.
If I have to drink bourbon, I’ll go with Knob Creek, but I’m a single malt scotch man, myself.
Canadian whiskey is much better.
Rittenhouse Rye-100 proof, no less!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.