Sale of Jim Beam to a Japanese Company Stirs Controversy Among American Bourbon Fans

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Bourbon fans slurp noodles and welcome their new Japanese Overlords  are  furious about the sale of their beloved Jim Beam to a company in Japan, a suspiciously safe, sake-drinking, abnormally clean and polite society, a foreign country where vending machines sell underpants, executives get drunk and throw up in train stations, and nobody understands American whiskey…

[See also: Sugoi! Oishii! Japan’s Suntory buys Jim Beam]

  reports:  Nothing quite screams “USA! USA!” like a glass of Kentucky bourbon; it is “America’s only native spirit” afterall. Maybe that’s why patriotic fans of the beverage have taken to the Twittersphere in protest of Japanese company, Suntory, purchasing Beam, Inc., the distillers of American classics, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. The $13.6 billion deal was announced on January 13 and was followed by a flurry of angry messages claiming the Illinois-based company had “sold out.” Let’s take a look at the angriest of the bunch.

…But no matter which side of the fence you’re on (or maybe you just don’t care who sold what to whom), the deal is done and (pending board approval) Suntory, known as the producers of the first Japanese whiskey, will soon own our precious American bourbon…

Read the rest at RocketNews24

References: Naver MatomeBusiness InsiderJim Beam
Image: Beam Global


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