Throwing economic sensibilities and consensus to the wind, the Trump Administration is pursuing significant tariffs on products from Mexico, one of America and Kentucky's largest trading partners. Late on the evening of the 5th, the President announced in a tweet that “not nearly enough” progress had been made during discussions between the two countries and that “if no agreement is reached, Tariffs at the 5% level will begin on Monday, with monthly increases as per schedule.
This week, representatives from the whisky industry around the world will meet in one place - Louisville. This meeting should be exciting and alarming for the people of Kentucky. On one hand it further drives home the idea that Kentucky is the whisky capital of the world - 95 percent of the world's bourbon is produced in Kentucky and the industry is only growing. The meeting, unfortunately, is also a cause for concern. In recent weeks, retaliatory tariffs placed on American s