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With Bourbon On A Tear, Category Leaders Post Solid Gains

Bourbon surpassed 20 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. for the first time in 30 years in 2016, and while a host of super-premium contenders are injecting dynamism, the category’s biggest players are also contributing solid progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

South Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down Retail License Limit

South Carolina appears poised to lift its restrictions on the number of stores a liquor licensee may operate in the state, following a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

John Esposito Named Chairman of Real McCoy Spirits

Industry veteran John Esposito has joined craft producer Real McCoy Spirits as chairman. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

News Briefs for March 30, 2017

•The 2017 legislative season is currently underway in most states. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 30, 2017

•Kentucky-based Rabbit Hole Distilling has unveiled its first whiskey offerings. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

Retailers Confront The Secondary Market

By now it’s a familiar scenario: a retailer receives a small allocation of a limited-release whisk(e)y, sells it at the appropriate retail price, and then sees the product sold online at double or more the original price. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 29, 2017

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