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1890524_641120182618439_73457696_o-e1463595063525-5aa9492b1b493479fe19ea6c761e43a38ce96046Bourbon shortage? Hardly. At least not in the near future, as the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) announced today a staggering 1,886,821 barrels of bourbon were filled last year, breaking production records all the way back to 1967.

When you look at the rise and fall and rise again of bourbon production, you see a long history trail of the changing patterns of an industry. Back in 1967 1,922,009 barrels were filled, marking a high point in bourbon drinking interest. This dropped significantly thereafter, with numbers reported from 1999 indicating only 455,078 barrels produced. It then jumped significantly again, with a more than…

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