In recent years, whiskey has established itself as liquid gold in more than one sense as more and more people realize the value of the spirit that’s seen a huge increase in demand over the past couple of decades. Unfortunately, it’s been hard for whiskey producers to keep up with supply without introducing underaged products to the market, and it seems like things are only getting worse as we head into the future.
Last month, the whiskey world went into mourning when Japan’s Hibiki distillery announced they would no longer be selling their 12-year variation due to skyrocketing demand for the country’s whiskey. However, one expert says fans of whiskey sourced from another region might want to start preparing for a similar crisis.
John Teeling, who has made a fortune in the whiskey business, recently spoke to The Irish Times and
“Soon there will be a shortage of Irish whiskey. What we are making now, you won’t sell for seven years. So we will have a shortage if the rate of growth continues at a cumulative rate over the next six or seven years.”
Teeling notes that plenty of new distilleries are popping up to meet the ever-increasing demand, but the nature of the spirit means that fans of the country’s whiskey might want to start stocking up before prices start to creep up and your favorite bottles become harder to come by.
You should also make sure to take advantage of Jameson shot specials while they still exist.