Barrel Tax en Beshear Wants Commission to Examine Barrel Tax <p><font size="2">Kentucky&#39;s bourbon distillers may soon be getting one of their biggest wishesÂ… a change in the barrel tax.<br /><br /> The tax, named because it charges property taxes on bourbon aging in barrels in distillery warehouses, is one of its kind.<br /><br /> But other alcoholic beverages made it the commonwealth aren&#39;t subject to the same taxes, Beshear says.<br /><br /> It is the only such tax in the world and it&#39;s not assessed in Kentucky on any other alcoholic beverage such as beer, vodka or scotch whiskey, he said.<br /> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:39:15 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16819 at