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Fire at Jim Beam facility

BGEChicagoBGEChicago Posts: 481
Two warehouses, better get your bottle today before they are all gone: https://wgntv.com/2019/07/03/massive-fire-at-jim-beam-facility-may-have-destroyed-45000-barrels-of-bourbon/

Chicago, IL BGE XL BGE Mini Webber Charcoal / Elmhurst, IL

Comments

  • rifrenchrifrench Posts: 254
    Oh Jesus Lord! and I don't even drink...
     1 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 1 KBQ and a 26" Blackstone near Blackstone, Virginia
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,367
    And where was Jack Daniels? What’s his alibi?
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,081
    And where was Jack Daniels? What’s his alibi?
    Ha Ha!
    Visalia, Ca
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,809
    We were just talking about this at work.  I like bourbon, but I swing more at Makers Mark, Woodford & Four Roses.  I don’t remember the last time I drank Jim Beam.
    Flint, Michigan
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,246
    Only college kids will be affected. Beam is college liquor. 
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,821
    Only college kids will be affected. Beam is college liquor. 
    And Chili’s.  I’m not sure the franchise can survive this, to be honest.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 195
    White label Beam gonna cost more than 10 year Pappy!
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 4,506
    Only college kids will be affected. Beam is college liquor. 
    It's my go to for slushies...
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,246
    Only college kids will be affected. Beam is college liquor. 
    It's my go to for slushies...
    That’s the sugar equivalent of a six pack of Jolt Cola. 
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,809

    Flint, Michigan
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 599
    edited July 3
    We were just talking about this at work.  I like bourbon, but I swing more at Makers Mark, Woodford & Four Roses.  I don’t remember the last time I drank Jim Beam.
    Drinking too much Jim Beam will do that.  =)
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,864
    We were just talking about this at work.  I like bourbon, but I swing more at Makers Mark, Woodford & Four Roses.  I don’t remember the last time I drank Jim Beam.
    FWIW, Beam makes Maker's Mark (and Knob Creek, Booker's and Basil Hayden)
    NOLA
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,057

    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,081
    “The warehouse that was destroyed contained 45,000 barrels of relatively young whiskey from the Jim Beam mash bill,” Cohen said. “Given the age of the lost whiskey, this fire will not impact the availability of Jim Beam for consumers.”
    Visalia, Ca
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,057
    edited July 3
    Hard to believe losing almost 12 million bottles of bourbon, at any age, will not effect supply, somewhere down the road.
    Good for them.

    Edit: that is a potential number, depending on how long they let it sit, and the weather conditions. The volume drops due to evaporation, or what is called the "angels share". Volume can go as far down as a 75% loss.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • CigarCityEggerCigarCityEgger Posts: 1,360
    I use Jim for mixing (well maybe not anymore). But this all seems to be an elaborate ruse to promote this sucker


  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,052
    Only college kids will be affected. Beam is college liquor. 
    JB Black isn’t a bad choice for cocktails IMO. It’s plenty drinkable. 
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 195

  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,823
    No loss IMO
    Jacksonville FL
  • NC_EggheadNC_Egghead Posts: 770
    I’m thinking @stlcharcoal may want to make a trip to KY and secure some potential “charcoal”. Can be sold at a premium considering it would be bourbon barrel charcoal. 
    Charlotte, NC

    XL BGE, WSM, Weber Genesis 2, Weber Kettle
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,873
    I’m thinking @stlcharcoal may want to make a trip to KY and secure some potential “charcoal”. Can be sold at a premium considering it would be bourbon barrel charcoal. 
    Same white oak.....they make those barrels about  20 minutes away.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,057
    It is now draining into the Kentucky River..fish kill coming. Great.
    That is bourbon and ash.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • aemaem Posts: 118
    JB Black isn’t a bad choice for cocktails IMO. It’s plenty drinkable. 
    I agree.  Not bad on the rocks either in a pinch if you like the Beam brands, which not everyone does. I saw a picture that showed the fire was in an Old Crow warehouse. I don’t know when they decide which barrels go to the premium brands. If this is all OC it isn’t a big loss. 
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