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    New Warehouses

    As previously posted, most American whiskey distilleries are in the process of increasing their production capacity, for the first time since the 1960s.

    Because many of the distilleries that closed in the last several decades had usable warehouses, the remaining distilleries haven't had to increase warehouse capacity until recently. For all intents and purposes, every good warehouse in Kentucky and Tennessee is now full. They have to build new ones.

    Here is an example of a pretty typical new warehouse. This one is at the Jim Beam Booker Noe plant (Boston, Kentucky). The new ones at Wild Turkey look very similar.

    It is a rack house. A few years ago, Beam experimented with palletized warehouses, which were big, open, aircraft hanger-type buildings with barrels stacked, on end, on pallets, so they could be moved around with fork lifts. Beam still has some of these but isn't building new ones. All things considered, they found that the traditional rack house works better, at least for them.
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    Re: New Warehouses

    That looks like a prison. A wonderful prison.
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    Re: New Warehouses

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetmeats View Post
    That looks like a prison. A wonderful prison.
    Notice which way the barbed wire is angled.

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    Re: New Warehouses

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Notice which way the barbed wire is angled.
    Yep, it keeps the poor folks like us from going in and joining in on the angels with their shares!
    Mmm, dat's good!
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    Re: New Warehouses

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    As previously posted, most American whiskey distilleries are in the process of increasing their production capacity, for the first time since the 1960s.

    Because many of the distilleries that closed in the last several decades had usable warehouses, the remaining distilleries haven't had to increase warehouse capacity until recently. For all intents and purposes, every good warehouse in Kentucky and Tennessee is now full. They have to build new ones.

    Here is an example of a pretty typical new warehouse. This one is at the Jim Beam Booker Noe plant (Boston, Kentucky). The new ones at Wild Turkey look very similar.

    It is a rack house. A few years ago, Beam experimented with palletized warehouses, which were big, open, aircraft hanger-type buildings with barrels stacked, on end, on pallets, so they could be moved around with fork lifts. Beam still has some of these but isn't building new ones. All things considered, they found that the traditional rack house works better, at least for them.
    Chuck, do you know the barrel capacity those will hold?

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    Re: New Warehouses

    I don't know. They seem large. A standard warehouse holds about 20,000 barrels.

 

 

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