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OscarV
10-16-2009, 13:18
It looks like the rest of the world can't get enough of American whiskey.

http://www.reuters.com/article/email/idUSTRE59854F20091009

One of the main reasons is because bourbon and TN whiskey mixes better than scotch.

Jono
10-16-2009, 13:23
I wonder if this will make an impact on domestic availability of certain bourbons...hopefully, production will rise to meet demand with stable prices and availability. It may also alter the type of whiskey produced to meet international tastes.

I would not expect any issues as long as JD, JBB and JBW are the main products shipped.

spun_cookie
10-16-2009, 14:20
I wonder if this will make an impact on domestic availability of certain bourbons...

you mean a bigger impact right? The impact is alreay here with WT age staments.... HH sends a ton over to Japan.... BT sends the best Blanton's to Japan....

Not sure if anyone know just how big the impact is now... but it is not small

nor02lei
10-17-2009, 04:09
Unfortunately the bourbon boom hasnít hit Sweden just yet. I am pretty sure it will sooner or later. However as I have said many times before on this forum: If the labelling policy/tradition continues the way it always have been, it will never have a chance to come close to single malt in the sale statistics.
This said American quality beer are enormous popular in Sweden and we are the worlds largest importer of American microbrewery beer.

Leif

ILLfarmboy
10-17-2009, 12:37
With a week dollar, currently at a 14th month low, falling against both other currencies and commodities, American products abroad have an advantage against competitors.

Is there anything that makes American whiskey an exception to this?

Is it enough to make a real difference?

The Boozer
10-20-2009, 12:32
I'm somewhat shocked that Early Times is the 4th largest selling whiskey. Who drinks this stuff and why. Its not that much cheaper than EW or other bottom shelf bourbons. Found the sales numbers interesting. Sounds like Jack & JBW out sells all others bourbons combined and it is not even close.
TJ

p_elliott
10-21-2009, 11:17
Jack's not bourbon

The Boozer
10-21-2009, 11:22
Jack's not bourbon

I know that.
Comment was in relation to the article which listed sales volumes for the various whiskeys. The article lumped Jack in with bourbon sales for comparison purposes. Probably could add "out sells all other bourbons plus Dickel". Happy?
TJ

jburlowski
10-21-2009, 15:33
With a week dollar, currently at a 14th month low, falling against both other currencies and commodities, American products abroad have an advantage against competitors.

Is there anything that makes American whiskey an exception to this?

Is it enough to make a real difference?

It certainly has been enough to make a difference.

It must suck (on several levels) to be an American Scotch drinker these days.:slappin:

Stones
10-22-2009, 01:20
We have a ton of rum and bourbon drinkers here in Aus but of my 10 or so close mates - 2 drink Bundy Rum, 1 drinks scotch and 7 drink bourbon...
the 7 of us make a fair dint on the consumption percentages of bourbon which would be why there has been a noticeable increase... :cool:

sailor22
10-22-2009, 07:27
Keep up the good work Stones!

mwanning
10-24-2009, 23:36
I wonder if this will make an impact on domestic availability of certain bourbons...

Was not this the whole reason for the Angostura purchase and reopening of the Medley distillery? In reading about the purchase, it was mentioned that the spot market for bourbon was gone. I assume from the article that a lot of the foreign sells at one time were bottled from the spot market and the CMDK production is going to be 85% or more spot market/export.

Bad news/Good news - the demand will probably cause us to pay more - but maybe if will rescue another old distillery or two.

Stones
10-26-2009, 21:56
Keep up the good work Stones!

Haha! Will do!!! :drinking:

HighTower
10-27-2009, 03:32
I spent a couple of days last week in Surfers Paradise enjoying the V8 Supercars, and I had my bourbon quota for the next 3 years. Didn't feel so good on Sunday....

Scott

Stones
10-29-2009, 23:44
I spent a couple of days last week in Surfers Paradise enjoying the V8 Supercars, and I had my bourbon quota for the next 3 years. Didn't feel so good on Sunday....

Scott

Good work Scott! I had a mate call me up offering box seat tickets with the lot but had to decline after a very bad fall after commuting to work on my bicycle. I was fairly down about it as there was a bottomless fridge of JB.
Good to see you represented for us... :grin: