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Fire destroyed a Jim Beam warehouse with 45,000 barrels of bourbon in it.
This is the worst day of my life.
Thoughts and prayers.
Uhhhh......Bottle the smoke and Vape it
Why must I always be the idea guy?
There is this documentary on Bourbon and the culture around it. Another distiller had a similar experience and Jim Beam gave them a bunch of their barrels to replace what they lost.
A lot of the bourbon got into a river and killed a bunch of fish. That's truly tragic.
All of those distilleries are on the Kentucky river (Because of the limestone, I think) When Wild Turkey burned about 10 years ago, same thing. My nephew told me the whole river smells like Bourbon right now.
A really good tour if you happen to be in Frankfort is the Buffalo trace distillery, founded in 1787. They have it down to a science. There's a tasting afterwards.
Buffalo Trace is great place to tour and taste excellent whiskey. We were disappointed at Four Roses, where the tour was worthwhile but the tasting was limited to their entry-level, meh stuff. A pleasant surprise was the Heaven Hill tour and tasting. They make everything from bottom shelf to good stuff like Elijah Craig and hard-to-find anywhere near me Old Fitzgerald. They also import or distribute other spirits, but the tasting was four or five bourbons, most of them worth a detour, as the saying goes.
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