Fire water


Emailed on July 5th, 2019 in The Friday Forward

This week a major fire engulfed two Jim Beam bourbon barrel warehouses on McCracken Pike in Woodford County, Kentucky.

It’s estimated that the Jim Beam warehouse destroyed by the fire held 45,000 barrels of bourbon.

Let's do the math: Why not? With around 53 gallons of liquid per barrel, and accounting for loss from the “angel's share,” one barrel will eventually turn into around 150-200 750 mL bottles.

Pour out a little for the 9M bourbon bottles lost this week in the fire.

Sean Steigerwald