07-03-2019, 08:50 AM
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Jim Beam warehouse is on fire...45,000+ barrels at risk likely lost, and a second warehouse is on fire. I just got back from a liquor store run for my favorite bottle!

Bookers bourbon!

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 07-03-2019, 08:52 AM
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 07-03-2019, 11:41 AM
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It's almost as if they were storing a flammable liquid...  Angel

Media reports runoff into a local waterway; dead and drunk fish to be expected. On the bright side for y'all; the company claims the fire won't affect availability since it's "young" booze.

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 07-03-2019, 11:55 AM
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And in related news, fish in the vicinity near the distillery were seen leaping like salmon towards the leaking bourbon and bumping into each other in mid-air.  Locals were quoted as saying they swear they could see the fish laughing hysterically and slapping each other on the back.  Now back to your normally depressing news.

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 07-03-2019, 12:16 PM
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We can still have a fifth on the fourth.

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 07-03-2019, 12:24 PM
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(07-03-2019, 11:41 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: It's almost as if they were storing a flammable liquid...  Angel

Media reports runoff into a local waterway; dead and drunk fish to be expected. On the bright side for y'all; the company claims the fire won't affect availability since it's "young" booze.

“Young...” I don’t understand how supply won’t eventually be affected...young bourbon eventually turns into aged bourbon...with 45000 barrels gone that’s got to affect something...somewhere down the road!

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 07-03-2019, 12:31 PM
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I notice a steep rise in the price of Lagavulin several years ago.  I heard rumors of a fire at the distillery but when I do lots of google searches I see no mention of a fire at Lagavulin.  All I know is the price has risen considerably and has stayed there.  I used to pay about $65 to $75 a bottle and now it is regularly $90 to $95 a bottle here in NJ.  I gather the fire was just a rumor and the price went up because the distillery owner figured people would pay a higher price for their product.  And they're right.  I love it.  My absolute favorite.

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 07-03-2019, 12:51 PM
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I have noticed the price of most Scotch has increased by a significant amount - Lagavulin included.    A good $45 bottle of scotch and a nickel cigar are now history.

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 07-03-2019, 02:19 PM
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(07-03-2019, 12:24 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 11:41 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: It's almost as if they were storing a flammable liquid...  Angel

Media reports runoff into a local waterway; dead and drunk fish to be expected. On the bright side for y'all; the company claims the fire won't affect availability since it's "young" booze.

“Young...”  I don’t understand how supply won’t eventually be affected...young bourbon eventually turns into aged bourbon...with 45000 barrels gone that’s got to affect something...somewhere down the road!

Allow me to explain.  A 12-year old bourbon requires a minimum of ... with for it ... 12 years to mature.  If the stocks of 12 year-old bourbons are destroyed today, it will be in the 2030s before the same kind of bourbon can be replenished.  Of course, if there already are stocks of 8-year-old bourbon that are not destroyed, but still in the barrel (unbottled), then the distillery might be able to offer 12-year-old bourbon as soon as 2023, if (unlikely) the recipes for the 8-year and the 12-year were identical at the time that the whisky was put down and the aging barrels were identical.  But — even if that was true — the stocks of 8-year-old bourbon available for sale this year would be depleted by the quantity kept in the barrels for another four years of aging.  

[Statement against my personal interest] Stock up on Rittenhouse Rye today while you can.  By the time the aged Jim Beam you may covet is available again, you will not want to go back.

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 07-03-2019, 02:30 PM
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Rittenhouse Rye, eh? I do like a good Rye!

Regarding the price rises, I stopped drinking (mostly) about two and a half years ago, and I could get bookers for 60. I was a little surprised to see it is now going for 80. I figure that it only goes North from there, unfortunately!

I also like Blantons, and was going to grab a bottle of that, but I didn’t see it!

At any rate, at least nobody was hurt! I joke around about it being a tragedy...but if someone was seriously burned or killed, it would have been far worse.

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 07-03-2019, 03:47 PM
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(07-03-2019, 12:16 PM)Barrylu Wrote: We can still have a fifth on the fourth.


and a fifth on the fifth...

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 07-03-2019, 04:03 PM
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(07-03-2019, 03:47 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 12:16 PM)Barrylu Wrote: We can still have a fifth on the fourth.


and a fifth on the fifth...

Started my fifth tonight - Knob Creek.

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 07-04-2019, 05:15 AM
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 07-04-2019, 07:49 AM
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(07-03-2019, 12:24 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 11:41 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: It's almost as if they were storing a flammable liquid...  Angel

Media reports runoff into a local waterway; dead and drunk fish to be expected. On the bright side for y'all; the company claims the fire won't affect availability since it's "young" booze.

“Young...”  I don’t understand how supply won’t eventually be affected...young bourbon eventually turns into aged bourbon...with 45000 barrels gone that’s got to affect something...somewhere down the road!

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the JB distillery manages 3.3 million barrels at any one time. its not like whiskey is hard to make in huge quantities for a commercial operation like JB. 
no whiskey drought to worry about. I would bet the 45K barrels have already been replaced.
All's well that ends well other than for the wildlife that lives in or around the river. they get sick and or die.
I raise a toast to all those creatures and humans that gave their lives so that I may sit back on independence day and sip my whiskey.
god bless you, everyone.

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