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Bottles of single barrel bourbon are filled on the bottling line at a distillery in Kentucky, the center of the bourbon universe. But some distillers are looking to other spirits, too. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images/Bloomberg Creative hide caption

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Bottles of Moutai baijiu liquor, seen here in a 2012 photo, have become scarce in many Chinese stores, even as spirits maker Kweichow Moutai has seen its stock soar in the past year. Sheng Li/Reuters hide caption

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Bombay Sapphire is displayed at a benefit in New York last year. These bottles were presumably properly diluted — unlike the accidentally overproof London Dry Gin that is being recalled in Canada. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Rush Philanthro hide caption

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The Arrowhead Inn is one of four Whiteclay, Neb., stores that sell 4 million cans of beer annually. The stores are currently up for sale. Jim Kent for NPR hide caption

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Pastor Raises Money To Buy Out Liquor Stores Near Reservation

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Colorado-based Dram Apothecary makes an evergreen syrup from local trees that can be used for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Kelly Ishikawa/Courtesy of Dram Apothecary hide caption

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New regulations on what can be called "Tennessee whiskey" have sparked a fight between the makers of Jack Daniel's and George Dickel, two best-selling brands. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Ian Burrell, a rum ambassador from the U.K., samples the liquor at the Miami Rum Festival. Tatu Kaarlas/Courtesy of Miami Rum Festival hide caption

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Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation

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