In recent years, some bourbon brands have seen surges in demand. Distilleries just can’t churn out enough, because the brown stuff takes much longer than clear spirits, wine and beer to come to market. And we’re not just talking about a rare Pappy Van Winkle’s 23 Year. Bottlings like Blanton’s and Eagle Rare, once mainstays on Ohio’s liquor agency shelves, come and go as quickly as the bourbon chasers hunt them down. The pandemic has ratcheted up the competition even further, with people trading their restaurant and bar spending for higher-end bottles to imbibe safely at home. Many have begun to believe that some of these whiskeys are impossible to find or not even sold in Ohio.
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