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Trade showdown

What products are making all the retaliatory tariff lists?

by Kai Ryssdal, Phoebe Unterman, and Josie Fan Jun 7, 2018
We looked through the lists of tariffs Mexico, Canada and the European Union are imposing on the United States in response to the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs. And we found some commonalities: orange juice, whiskey, motor…

Inside the booming black market for bourbon

by Adam Allington Jun 14, 2017
High demand and short supply mean some labels are all but unavailable in stores.
During the early 1920s, Old Pogue Distillery, (Mason County, Kentucky) sold limited quantities of its whiskey for medicinal purposes under the Old Jordan brand.
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American whiskey is drawing a global audience

by Mark Garrison May 6, 2016
Younger drinkers around the world find the stuff intoxicating.
Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon is drained at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. Times are good for American whiskey distillers.
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I've always wondered...

Whiskeys have to age for years, so how do distilleries make money?

by Sally Herships Mar 7, 2016
Distillers have to find another way to make money while whiskey ages.
Barrels of whiskey aging at the Kings County distillery.  Colin Spoelman, Kings County’s master distiller says when it comes to aging whiskey, a barrel can be like a tea bas. “The first time you use it, you get a lot of spice, a lot of infusion, flavor.”
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Running a distillery is whiskey business

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 7, 2015
The key to making money as a distillery: vodka today, whiskey tomorrow.

A shot of 'America's native spirit'

by Adriene Hill and Robert Garrova May 25, 2015
Author Reid Mitenbuler tells how to find bourbon's 'sweet spot.'
By The Numbers

Bourbon or scotch? You may be surprised by who owns your favorite whiskey

by Raghu Manavalan Jan 15, 2014
Even fewer companies control the majority of the whisky market, after Suntory announces it'll purchase Jim Beam.

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2013: A year of heists and capers

by David Gura Jan 1, 2014
Marketplace host David Gura talks to Quartz business reporter Tim Fernholz about the greatest heists of 2013 and if we've learned anything from them.

Guinness, Johnnie Walker owner sees rising profits

by Christopher Werth Feb 10, 2012
Diageo, the alcoholic drinks giant that owns brands like Guinness and Johnnie Walker, says that its profits rose 15 percent last year despite flat sales in beleaguered Europe.
News In Brief

MID-DAY UPDATE: Goodbye Fannie & Freddie. Hello...?

by Bill Radke Aug 18, 2010
... What, exactly? China opens bond market to foreigners -- will yuan finally rise? Facebook to try a service that knows where you are Google's...