George Dickel, the other distillery that makes "Tennessee Whisky", stopped brewing their precious nectar from 1999 through 2003 to reduce inventory after they ramped up production in the 90s to compete with Jack Daniel's. Despite the fact that Dickel is way better, it didn't work. And now, because sippin' whiskey must age, they have nearly none available for this holiday season. Thankfully the shortage mostly affects their No. 8 so you can still sip yourself to pleasant oblivion on the superior, higher-proof No. 12 while dealing with your family next week. Or, you know, just drink bourbon.
Whiskey Maker Short After Shutting Down Production [AP via WSMV]