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Latest victim of U.S.-Russia tensions may be Kentucky bourbon
Latest victim of U.S.-Russia tensions may be Kentucky bourbon

Let them drink vodka. Perhaps that isn't exactly the message Russia is trying to send, but it appeared Monday as though Kentucky Gentleman bourbon was about to become the latest casualty of the tensions between Russia and the West. The Russian consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, was preparing to add Kentucky Gentleman to a growing list of imports banned since the West stepped up sanctions to punish the Kremlin for its policies in Ukraine. The agency said it had found (link in Russian) traces of toxic chemicals in Kentucky Gentleman, a relatively inexpensive brand produced by the Barton Brands distillery in Bardstown, Ky. The presence of phthalates, a type of solvent, in...

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