There was once a time when you could go to the grocery store and have no shortage of bargain bourbons from which to choose. In fact, even mid- and top-tier varieties were readily had at prices that would seem ludicrously low when compared to the current market. However, once the world rediscovered its taste for brown liquor, bourbon became something of a hot commodity, with bottles flying off the shelves quicker than you could quaff a cup. Fast forward ten years and you’ll find that all of the renewed enthusiasm has given rise to what experts are calling the “bourbon boom,” a trend in which increasing exports are making many drinkers’ druthers either impossible to find or impractical to purchase. There’s no denying the positive effect it’s had on the industry, but it’s doing a number on our wallets.
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