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darkluna
03-29-2007, 08:54
http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/27/news/economy/corn_prices/index.htm

Here's an interesting article about the increased demand for corn and the ensuing increase in price. The price for a bushel of corn has doubled over the past two years. Since corn and its byproducts are so pervasive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594200823) in our food, prices will naturally rise

As for bourbon, I wonder if these increased costs will be passed on immediately, or after the product has aged? I'm guessing sooner rather than later.

Gillman
03-29-2007, 08:59
Well, it should be the latter. :)

This may be an opportunity to make more whiskey from rye although maybe its price is rising too (but as fast?).

I don't know though what proportion of a whiskey's cost is resident in the components of a mash, it may be relatively small.

Gary

barturtle
03-29-2007, 09:14
Over 2/3 of the price of a bottle is taxes in the U.S. and a whole lot more other places it seems.