The White Oak Pine Shortage That Could Ruin the Bourbon Industry | Odd Lots

Some supply chain crises are acute. A bottleneck at the ports. A shortage of semiconductors. These can get fixed, to some extent, with concerted policy choices. But other crises are slower moving, and don't have one easy fix. In the coming years, the bourbon supply chain could be under threat, due to a shortage of the type of wood used in making the barrels made for aging it. On this episode of the Odd Lots podcasts we speak with Penn State forestry professor Calvin Norman about a looming shortage of critical white oak. He explains why the industry is potentially facing a shortage of this wood, why nothing can be used to replace it, and what it would take to ensure that this critical tree remains abundant.

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