Bourbon sales are up 7 to 8 percent nationwide, and Springfield is feeling the effects of increased demand for the liquor.
Kentucky produces 95 percent of all bourbon, but people looking for the whiskey in southwest Missouri now have more options than ever before.
The Mud Lounge in Springfield has upped its bourbon selection to 20 or 30 choices because of rising demand. The J.O.B. Public House dwarfs that number with a selection of 190 bourbons.
Andrew Heilman, co-owner of Scotch and Soda in Springfield, said millennials and women are both major causes of the increased demand for bourbon.