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Top Bourbon Bars in America | The Bourbon Review

If you’ve recently awaken from a 20 year coma, then the popularity of Bourbon amongst bar goers is something you’d probably be surprised about. It’s no secret amongst the industry that bartenders shifting their customer’s interest from vodka to Bourbon has been one of the driving catalyst in the recent Bourbon boom.

There are many really good Bourbon bars out there these days. And then there are some (we think around 60) who take their Bourbon obsession to another level compared to most. But some folks take their obsession to levels or insanity, resulting in a few watering holes that are considered holy ground for Bourbon enthusiasts.

Top Bourbon Bars in America | The Bourbon Review.

Bourbon barrel shortage to last two years, distillers warn

A shortfall in the amount of lumber delivered to cooperages over the past six months has heavily impacted the number of new American oak barrels available to distilleries.

Bourbon barrel shortage to last two years, distillers warn.

Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey – Drink Spirits

Jim Beam has traditionally divided its world between their core Jim Beam brand, including Jim Beam White Label, Jim Beam Black Label, Jacob’s Ghost, and Devil’s Cut, and their specialty or “small-batch” brands, including Booker’s, Baker’s, and Knob Creek. The two Jim Beam worlds used to be pretty separate with very little overlap or duplication. This has changed over the past year with parallel releases like Jim Beam Maple and Knob Creek Smoked Maple, which represented clearly different styles aimed at very different markets. At the same time, Beam has seen some solid results by expanding premium offerings under the Jim Beam brand with its Jim Beam Signature Series. It’s not surprising to see Jim Beam continue this strategy with Jim Beam Single Barrel, a younger (5-6 years old) and distinctly different offering than their existing Knob Creek Single Barrel (9 years old) release.

Review: Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey – Drink Spirits.

US whisky sales grow at fastest rate since 1960s

According to the Distilled Spirits Council’s (Discus) 10th annual market report, whisky sold in the US grew 6.2% to 52.7 million cases.

Irish whiskey continued to be the fastest growing spirits category in the US, achieving higher volume and revenue growth than single malt Scotch and Bourbon in the last year.

The category sold 2.5 million cases in 2013, up 17.5% on 2012 levels, although growth slowed from the 22.5% achieved in 2012.

US whisky sales grow at fastest rate since 1960s.