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U.S. Distillers Brace For Possible EU Backlash Against Bourbon

The Financial Times reports that, if President Trump decides to limit U.S. steel imports, EU officials might retaliate against whiskey. EU member nations buy more than half of U.S. bourbon exports.
A bottle of Bulleit Bourbon is displayed at an awards ceremony in February in Santa Monica, Calif. American distillers say they are concerned about potential EU tariffs against bourbon, if the U.S. imposes a tariff on steel. / Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

We'll give it to you straight: If President Trump slaps a tariff on steel, the U.S. bourbon industry might be left reeling.

Trump has long vowed to impose tariffs on some imports, and his administration has recently focused on the steel industry. A blanket tariff on steel wouldn't just hurt China, the frequent

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