When it comes to overseas sales, whiskey distillers face a tough time

Erika Beras Jul 4, 2019
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Used barrels are seen in a warehouse as an employee makes new barrels at Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky on April 12, 2019. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to overseas sales, whiskey distillers face a tough time

Erika Beras Jul 4, 2019
Used barrels are seen in a warehouse as an employee makes new barrels at Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky on April 12, 2019. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images
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A massive fire this week at a Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky destroyed 45,000 barrels – or the equivalent of 6 million bottles of bourbon whiskey. This is just the latest blow to an industry that has been dealing with the aftermath of a series of tariffs.

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