American bourbon fans are furious about the sale of Jim Beam to a Japanese company

Nothing quite screams “USA! USA!” like a glass of Kentucky bourbon; it is “America’s only native spirit” after all. Maybe that’s why patriotic fans of the beverage have taken to the Twittersphere in protest of Japanese company, Suntory, purchasing Beam, Inc., the distillers of American classics, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. The $13.6 billion deal was announced on January 13 and was followed by a flurry of angry messages claiming the Illinois-based company had “sold out.” Let’s take a look at the angriest of the bunch.

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