Fire at Jim Beam Ruins 45,000 Barrels of ‘Young Whiskey.’ Retail Value? Up to $300 Million

A fire at a Jim Beam bourbon facility in Kentucky ruined about 45,000 barrels, potentially destroying hundreds of millions of dollars of alcohol. The spirits that went up in flames were “relatively young whiskey,” parent company Beam Suntory said in an email. “Given the age of the lost whiskey, this fire will not impact the […]