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We'll give it to you straight: If President Trump slaps a tariff on steel, the U.S. bourbon industry might be left reeling.

Trump has long vowed to impose tariffs on some imports, and his administration has recently focused on the steel industry. A blanket tariff on steel wouldn't just hurt China, the frequent target of Trump's trademark trade tirades. It would also deal a blow to allies such as Germany.

If Trump Taxes Steel Imports, Europe Eyes Bourbon Tariffs

Jul 7, 2017
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky’s bourbon industry could find itself in the middle of a potential trade war between the United States and the European Union.

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  Take a shot of bourbon.

Likely, you’ll feel an immediate burn in your mouth and throat. Give it a few seconds. Your body temperature starts to rise. Your cheeks flush.

If you take another drink, there might be some dizziness, too.

There are effects of drinking alcohol that you can feel pretty much immediately. But there’s an entire field of study that takes a harder look at the effects of alcohol under the surface — specifically when it comes to the bacteria in our guts.

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A stave company building a mill in Marshall County is working to sustainably harvest white oak.

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A Kentucky judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence that led to a distillery worker being accused of masterminding a long-running whiskey theft ring in bourbon country. 

Bulleit, via Facebook

Bulleit bourbon has reached a milestone in its maturity with the opening of its first distillery. 

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The economic potency of bourbon is getting stronger with age, increasing its impact on Kentucky by $1 billion in the past two years as demand for American whiskeys continues to grow.

Kevin Willis, WKU Public Radio

A sixth-generation distiller has passed away after five decades with one of the most famous bourbon producers.

A Bourbon Benefit for the Playhouse In The Park, Facebook

Dan Lavit speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about Playhouse in the Park’s second annual Bourbon Tasting fundraiser happening tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Murray Country Club.

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A Christian County distillery is one of two in Kentucky who can begin selling mixed drinks to tourists this weekend. MB Roland Distillery of Pembroke, southeast of Hopkinsville, is scheduled to receive their license Friday. 

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