Red Stag Lowers Proof

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!

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Four Roses Prices Increasing

Four Roses Collection

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!

Jim Beam Prices on the Rise!

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
BAKER’S BOURBON 750 49.96       2.97 6.3%
BEAM’S CHOICE 750 20.99       1.00 5.0%
BEAM’S CHOICE 1750 38.99       2.00 5.4%
BOOKER’S 750 59.99       1.00 1.7%
JIM BEAM 200 5.99         .20 3.5%
JIM BEAM 375 10.48         .49 4.9%
JIM BEAM 750 19.99       1.00 5.3%
JIM BEAM 1000 25.99       1.00 4.0%
JIM BEAM 1750 37.99       1.00 2.7%
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 CROW 375 4.99         .20 4.2%
OLD CROW 750 8.99         .50 5.9%
OLD CROW 1000 11.99       1.00 9.1%
OLD CROW 1750 19.99       1.70 9.3%
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%