The Rise Of Rum
There’s no question that bourbon is king these days. Status bottles such as Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and Michter’s 25-year-old are snapped up as soon as, and often before, they hit store shelves. People who manage to snag one often resell them on the secondary market for as much as 10 times their retail price. Though the fetishism has become a bit much, it has certainly helped position bourbon at the top of the booze chain.