Lightning might have been a factor, but fire investigators haven’t been able to start looking for the cause.
19,400 barrels were aging in the Kentucky warehouse.
A 55,000-gallon tank gave way and flipped a container holding the mash.
Small and mid-sized companies are especially vulnerable; they lack the ability to stockpile reserves and take other protective steps.
Distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million barrels last year, the highest level since 1967.
Inventories hit 40-year high, nearly 5.7 barrels aging in warehouses.