Company Making Bourbon Barrels Locating in Bamberg County

BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) — A company that makes barrels for aging bourbon and other spirits is locating in Bamberg County, creating almost 60 new jobs.

Black Water Barrels LLC announced Wednesday that it is investing almost $4 million in the plant that will make barrels of white oak for bourbon. It will also make barrels of other types of wood for other spirits and wine.

The company is locating at the site of an old automobile dealership in Bamberg and expects to begin operations this spring.

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