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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The bourbon and whiskey industry is booming. The Distilled Spirits Council says sales from producers or suppliers to wholesalers rose five percent to nearly 17 million cases last year. Revenue also increased seven percent.
Another strength for the business -- the council says 46 new bourbons were introduced. The Kentucky Distillers' Association says the Bluegrass state produces 95 percent of the world's bourbon supply.
There are more bourbon barrels aging in Kentucky than there are people living in the state.