White oak barrels filled with Jim Beam Brands Co. bourbon whiskey wait to be shipped for aging to one of the rack houses from their distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, U.S. (Photographer: John Sommers II/Bloomberg)

Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire Ruins 45,000 Barrels of ‘Young Whiskey’

(Bloomberg) -- A fire at a Jim Beam bourbon facility in Kentucky ruined about 45,000 barrels, potentially destroying hundreds of millions of dollars of alcohol.

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