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The Great Knob Creek Bourbon Shortage of 2009


The Courier-Journal out of the Louisville, Kentucky is reporting that Knob Creek has run out of bourbon! Ye gods!

Fans of Knob Creek bourbon may find their favorite whiskey in short supply this summer as the brand’s bottle warehouses near Clermont, Ky., are empty and the next batch of aged whiskey won’t be ready until November.

Bourbon experts say the looming shortage is somewhat unusual, although brands such as Knob Creek, which is aged for nine years, are more susceptible because their distillers must predict demand far in advance.

Knob Creek sees a whopping nine years of aging before being released into the world, so there is little the distillery can do to cover the shortage. Being sold out is a good problem to have as far as problems go, and the distillery is embracing the situation by sending out 16,000 t-shirts to Knob Creek disciples bearing the slogan “The drought of 2009”.

California and the Eastern seaboard are set to run out first, so if you’re a Knob Creek fan in those areas, you may want to stock up, and if you aren’t a Knob Creek fan, then as your attorney I advise you to do nothing. If you aren’t sure if you’re a Knob Creek fan, then I suggest you go and buy five different kinds of bourbon and have a good old fashioned taste-off with your friends. Everyone wins!


  1. JJ Bagley | Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    This is terrible news. I will be sure the Mutineer cabinets are full before this crisis hits.

  2. Alan Kropf | Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    Already on it…

  3. max | Thursday, July 9, 2009

    thanks for the heads up, i’ll be picking up a few bottles once the liquor store open back up!

  4. Alan Kropf | Thursday, July 9, 2009

    That’s what we’re here for…

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