• Who Makes America's Whiskey?

    6 monthes ago - By Chuck Cowdery

    Beam-Suntory's Booker Noe Distillery - Boston, KY In 2014's Bourbon, Strange , I wrote, "the industry is very concentrated, with just eight companies distilling all of America's whiskey at thirteen distilleries."
    When the question was revisited in 2016 , it was ten companies and 15 distilleries.
    In both cases, the list was limited to distilleries that produce at least 500,000 proof gallons of whiskey per year, about 10,000 barrels. Yes, there are hundreds of smaller distilleries that make whiskey, so it can't be 100 percent, but it is at least 99.
    In 2016, the newcomers were Michter's and...
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