Much of the discussion on SB of late has been in response to the actions that we are seeing from the bourbon distilleries that are resulting in potentially troubling outcomes for us bourbon enthusiasts. We have seen age statements dropped, products dropped, shortages, proofs dropped, price increases, etc., on some of their brands. Throughout these discussions, several have commented that this is indicative of the distilleries "Lowering the quality" of the whiskey. It is also being suggested at times, that the reasoning for the lowering of quality, is so that the distilleries may see "Increased company profits".
My question to this board: Do you think that the distilleries are indeed, "Lowering the Quality" of our bourbon? If so, in what ways throughout the process? Also if you think they are, do you feel it is being done simply so the distilleries may see "Increased profits"?
Incidentally, I'm only talking about changes that we are seeing currently, and not some of the changes that have taken place in bourbon production over the decades. That's worthy