Craft Whiskeys Are Produced in a Giant Factory
A trip to a liquor store’s bourbon and whiskey aisle can be as dizzying as the alcohol itself. There are a dozen of brands on offer, each one unique — or you’d hope. Truth is, a large percentage of America’s favored spirits hails from Midwest Grain Products’ hulking brick factory in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. There, the mega-distiller makes gin, vodka, and a wide array of bourbons, ryes, and whiskeys — many of which are bought and packaged as the product of an independent “distiller.” After a Daily Beast article blew the lid off the practice, it was revealed that whiskey companies ranging from Templeton to High West bought MGP juice. Is it bad product? Nope. It’s the lack of disclosure that, like a shot of moonshine, stung consumers.
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