LIQUOR: Pull the Cork

With this year's corn crop a record-breaking 3.2 billion bushels, WFA and WPB last week made an expected decision: distillers can use corn for bourbon whiskey during the January holiday (TIME, Nov. 20). Bourbon, the most popular U.S. whiskey, has not been made since October 1942, because of the grain shortage. Distillers will work around the clock in January, have set some 20 million gallons of bourbon as their goal. Another 20 million gallons of neutral spirits, for blending with other whiskies, gins, rums, etc., will also be made. Though most of the holiday's bourbon production will be put away...

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