Barrel Supply and Demand Headed Toward Balance in 2015

You may recall, one of the more persistent problems facing the burgeoning domestic whiskey category in the past two years was a shortage of American white oak barrels, the wood of choice for the majority of domestic whiskey makers [see WSD 05-06-2014]. The shortage left some smaller distillers up a creek without a paddle and forced many to get creative with their maturation process.

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