Report: Whiskey Shortage in the U.S.

whiskeyballsFor BostInno writes:

Whether you prefer your whiskey (or bourbon) on the rocks, neat, or with a diet coke, you should know that your little libation is endangered. Or as Punch so emphatically puts it, you should “brace yourself” because “the whiskey apocalypse is coming.”

“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years, bourbon demand still outpaces supply…”

Ominous, indeed – this whiskey warning comes from Buffalo Trace, one of the oldest distilleries in the country, explains Smithsonian Magazine. Apparently, producers have seen the problem coming but “its impacts are just now beginning to hit the market and will likely only worsen” in the future reports the article.

And to even further your worries (sorry, folks), Buffalo Trace released a statement this month claiming that due to the “bourbon boom… shortages still remain.”

“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years, bourbon demand still outpaces supply. The overall bourbon category is experiencing 5% growth, but premium brands are up nearly 20% from last year… The increase in sales, coupled with the aging process and evaporation loss, leads to a shortage with no end in sight.”

Yeah – that doesn’t sound good…(read more)

BostInno

[h/t HowAboutWe]


6 Comments on “Report: Whiskey Shortage in the U.S.”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet For BostInno, Marian White writes: Whether you prefer your whiskey (or bourbon) on the rocks, neat, […]

  2. Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


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