Bourbon Production Reaches High Point Since ’70s

Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’...

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