LOUISVILLE, Ky -- President Trump is threatening to place a tariff on imported steel, that has the European Union considering a tariff on a product with deep Kentucky roots. The E-U says if the president follows through with a tariff on European steel it will impose a tariff on bourbon
Bourbon author Fred Minnick says this threat comes at a time when bourbon is booming around the world He believes a possible tariff in on bourbon would could cause distillers to back off some expansion plans which total about $1 billion over the next six years.
Minnick adds bourbon would be a tariff target because of its deep heritage in American culture and is a purely American product. America currently exports about $1 billion in distilled spirits each year.
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