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Bourbon drinkers, it's a sad week for you. A fire ripped through a warehouse in Versailles, Kentucky, on Tuesday and Wednesday, destroying about 45,000 barrels of Jim Beam Bourbon. Initial reports say a lightning strike likely started the fire, the company said.
"We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident, and we are grateful to the courageous firefighters from multiple jurisdictions who brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading," Jim Beam said in a statement.
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The destroyed whiskey was relatively young, and so the fire shouldn't affect the availability of Jim Beam to customers, the company said. Jim Beam operates 126 barrel warehouses in Kentucky, holding about 3.3 million barrels.
CNET sister site CBS News reports that two warehouses initially caught fire, but one fire was put...
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