If Jim Beam is your favourite drink of choice, then look away now because we’ve got some sad news for you this morning.
A Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky in the US has gone up in flames. Luckily no one was injured in the fire but it did destroy 45,000 barrels of the bourbon in the process.
The warehouse caught fire at about 11:30pm on Tuesday evening local time after reportedly being hit by a bolt of lightning.
Forty firefighters were called in to battle the blaze that was made incredibly difficult to put out due to the large amounts of alcohol.
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“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,” said spokeswoman Emily York from parent company Beam Suntory in a statement.
“Given the age of the lost whiskey, this fire will not impact the availability of Jim Beam for consumers.”
The whiskey inside the barrels was reportedly “relatively young”.