Although the bourbon market has been growing for almost two decades, a transformation has taken place in the past five years, a reshaping of the industry’s potential that most people didn’t see coming and are only now starting to grapple with. Americans are buying into an entire “bourbon experience.”
Being in the heart of bourbon country, the Herald-Leader is often sent bourbons, whiskeys and other liquors. As part of the Unboxing the Bourbon series, we review some of the new and different things sent our way.
Kentucky distilleries are now aging 8.1 million barrels of bourbon, brandy and other spirits, according to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. That’s almost 2 barrels for every man, woman and child in the state.