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Inside Kentucky's Tradition Of Whiskey-Making

Bottles of Michter's Rye move down a conveyor belt at Michter's Shively Distillery in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett for Here & Now)
Bottles of Michter's Rye move down a conveyor belt at Michter's Shively Distillery in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett for Here & Now)

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There are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky today than at any point since the 1970s.

According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, there are more than 7 million barrels of bourbon aging in Kentucky — a state with only about 4.5 million people.

Host Jeremy Hobson revisits his travels to Kentucky last May.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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