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Daily Archive: December 17, 2019

Exclusive: Premium Spirits To Drive Industry Growth Through 2025

The U.S. distilled spirits category is poised to expand once again this year, with an expected 2% gain bringing total volume to yet another all-time high of 236 million 9-liter cases, according to The U.S. Spirits Market: Shanken’s Impact Databank Review & Forecast, 2019 Edition. Continue reading →

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Congress To Include Extension Of Industry Tax Cuts In Year-End Legislation

With the year winding down, U.S. lawmakers have added a one-year extension of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act to a year-end legislative package, assuaging fears that distillers, winemakers, brewers, and importers could see a significant tax hike in the new year. Continue reading →

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Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Countdown Continues

Cigar Aficionado is counting down its Top Cigars of 2019 at cigaraficionado.com/top25/2019. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 17, 2019

•Puerto Rico rum maker Destilería Serrallés has launched Don Q Single Barrel 2009, the latest label in the brand’s Signature Release series. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 17, 2019

•Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing is set to expand distribution of its canned offerings to seven new states in early 2020. Continue reading →

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New Jersey Sets 2020 Referendum On Adult-Use Legalization

While recreational cannabis legalization has been largely stuck in neutral in the eastern part of the U.S.—excluding Massachusetts, whose market was worth nearly $400 million in its first year—New Jersey will mount another push in the 2020, this time via referendum. Continue reading →

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