Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Napoleon, MI
    Posts
    7,443

    American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    It looks like the rest of the world can't get enough of American whiskey.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/email...59854F20091009

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

  2. #2
    Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    4,559

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    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.

  3. #3
    Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    2,726

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    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

  4. #4
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1,722

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    Unfortunately the bourbon boom hasn’t 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
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

  5. #5
    Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Northwest of Peoria
    Posts
    4,437

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    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?
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 10-17-2009 at 11:43.

  6. #6
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Winter Wonderland
    Posts
    484

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    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

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    3,034

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    Jack's not bourbon
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

  8. #8
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Winter Wonderland
    Posts
    484

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    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

  9. #9
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern Kentucky
    Posts
    3,423

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post

    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.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

  10. #10
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    479

    Re: American Whiskey Booming Over Seas

    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...

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. American Whiskey Club
    By DeanSheen in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-19-2010, 09:35
  2. American Whiskey in Israel
    By Josh in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-09-2009, 18:48
  3. What is THE best American Whiskey you have ever had?
    By fussychicken in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 125
    Last Post: 01-04-2009, 14:46
  4. youngest american whiskey
    By Paulbrad25 in forum Other American Whiskey
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-03-2006, 12:12
  5. information on american whiskey
    By SWINGING in forum Other American Whiskey
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-12-2004, 23:10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top