Kelvin Cooperage, owned by brothers Kevin and Paul McLaughlin, is making white oak barrels for the newly-rising craft distillers. Here, oak scraps are burned inside the finished barrels to char them. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Bulleit is one of 50 different brands a food blogger says is using whiskey from an Indiana factory. Mike McCune/Flickr hide caption

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