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Retailers Toast Bourbon’s Premiumization Drive

Bourbon continues to reign as one of the hottest spirits categories in the U.S., with sales hitting 20 million cases for the first time in 30 years in 2016, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 9, 2017

Florida Governor Vetoes Controversial “Whiskey And Wheaties” Bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott has vetoed the state legislature’s so-called “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill, citing concerns over the effects on small businesses. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2017

South Carolina Retailers Slam State Supreme Court License Decision

Following yesterday’s news that the Supreme Court of South Carolina has struck down the state’s retail store limit for beverage alcohol licensees, paving the way for more chain expansion, the state’s independent retailers are urging the high court to reconsider. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 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

Interview: K&L’s Spirits Buyer David Driscoll Talks Scotch Whisky Trends

California retailer K&L Wine Merchants operates three stores in the Golden State, located in Redwood City, San Francisco and Hollywood. Traditionally known as a wine powerhouse, over the past decade K&L has seen its spirits sales grow from 3% of its revenue to the current 12% share. For the nine years, head spirits buyer David Driscoll has developed direct relationships with Scotch whisky distillers, bringing products from small-lot players into K&L’s stores and cultivating a loyal customer base. SND recently spoke with Driscoll about current Scotch whisky trends. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016

Connecticut Retailers Agree To Obey Minimum Pricing Law

Total Wine & More and BevMax have agreed to conform to Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules for wine and spirits, just days after announcing they would openly defy the law, which they say artificially forces higher prices on to consumers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 1, 2016

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