Friday, January 31, 2014

Japanese Company to purchase Jim Beam

If you haven't figured it out by now, I like NPR. Not only do you get great and informative world news but you get stories that are interesting and can effect our daily lives as consumers of the finer things in life.

Even though this blog is primarily dedicated to the cigar and wine pairings I have, from time to time, paired my cigars with the finer brown liquors.

So when I heard the breaking news from NPR on the pending sale of the Jim Beam company to a Japanese company my ears perked up.

Marker's mark pairs so well with many full bodied cigars that I hate to think that this transfer of ownership will have an effect on the quality of this fine spirit. Marker's mark already toyed with the idea of watering down this whisky but now, under new management, this topic could be reopened.

For the complete story, read it on NPR

Kentucky Whisky sounds much better than Yokohama Whiskey doesn't it?

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