In a move that should shock nobody, the proof of Red Stag by Jim Beam will be dropping from 80 to 70 beginning March 1st. Prices will remain unchanged, as you probably imagined. This move follows a recent history of shortages and price increases by Four Roses and Jim Beam. In fact, many of you probably remember two years ago when Maker’s Mark (another Beam brand) proposed cutting the proof of their product instead of risking a shortage. In that case, they saved face by reversing the decision, but we can’t imagine there will be as much pressure on the Red Stag brand. We recommend you buy in the next two days if you are a fan!
Following the larger trends of limited supplies and higher prices, Four Roses prices will be increasing in the state of Michigan as of February 1st, 2015. The increases will affect Four Roses Single Barrel (+$2.68 or 6.8% to $41.98), Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection (+$6.16 or 11.1% to $66.60), and Four Roses Small Batch (+$2.49 or 8.4% to $31.99). All three are highly recommended Bourbons, so we suggest either picking up a bottle to try or stocking up on your favorites if you are already a fan. With only six days before the price increases though, you’d better decide quick!
If you’re a fan of Jim Beam, you may want to consider stocking up on some of your favorites in the next couple of weeks. Beginning February 1, 2015, Jim Beam products will cost an average of 4.5% extra in the great state of Michigan!
Most products are rising by $1.00 to $2.00 per 750 mL bottle, including brands such as Baker’s, Booker’s, Knob Creek, Old Crow, and Old Grand Dad. One notable exception is Jim Beam Single Barrel which is set to rise by $5.00 (14.3%) to $39.99 for a 750 mL bottle. The only good news in the price changes is for fans of Red Stag who will receive a $2.00 discount per bottle! A full list of price changes follows.
|Product Name||Size (mL)||New Price||Price Change||Percent Change|
|JIM BEAM HONEY||375||10.48||.49||4.9%|
|JIM BEAM HONEY||750||19.99||1.00||5.3%|
|JIM BEAM HONEY||1000||25.99||1.00||4.0%|
|JIM BEAM HONEY||1750||37.99||1.00||2.7%|
|JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE||375||10.48||.49||4.9%|
|JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE||750||19.99||1.00||5.3%|
|JIM BEAM KENTUCKY FIRE||1000||25.99||1.00||4.0%|
|JIM BEAM MAPLE||375||10.48||.49||4.9%|
|JIM BEAM MAPLE||750||19.99||1.00||5.3%|
|JIM BEAM SINGLE BARREL||750||39.99||5.00||14.3%|
|KNOB CREEK BBN||375||19.99||1.00||5.3%|
|KNOB CREEK BBN||1000||44.99||1.00||2.3%|
|KNOB CREEK BBN||1750||71.99||2.00||2.9%|
|KNOB CREEK SINGLE BARREL||750||47.99||2.00||4.3%|
|OLD GRAND DAD||375||8.99||.50||5.9%|
|OLD GRAND DAD||750||16.99||1.00||6.3%|
|OLD GRAND DAD||1750||31.99||2.00||6.7%|
|OLD GRAND DAD BONDED||750||19.99||1.00||5.3%|
|RED STAG BY JIM BEAM||1750||37.99||(2.00)||-5.0%|
|RED STAG BY JIM BEAM||750||17.99||(2.00)||-10.0%|