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A Lifetime of Service: Fred Wooton Becomes NABCA Chairman

Fred Wooton is widely known among colleagues as “The Commissioner of Change.” Currently serving as Commissioner of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), he has devoted his entire professional career to the...

How to Fix Legal Cannabis

Recreational cannabis sales have started in Connecticut. After lagging behind our New England neighbors for several years now, my home state finally has operational dispensaries. The number of people driving across state lines into...

Podcast: Talking Legal Topics with NABCA Leadership

In this episode, we discuss current legal topics in the alcohol industry, which will be explored further during the annual Legal Symposium (March 13-15) of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). Joining us...
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Woodford Reserve Names Elizabeth McCall Master Distiller

Woodford Reserve today named Elizabeth McCall as Master Distiller, the third in the bourbon brand’s 26-year history, succeeding Chris Morris, who will assume the role of Master Distiller Emeritus. McCall, who has been training for...

Exploring the Unexpected and Modern in Brandy

Say what you will about brandy: no other spirits category spans a wider range of styles. From vegetal unaged pisco, to crisp Calvados, to rich, luscious, baking spice-tinged XO Cognac, brandy is brimming with...

Buffalo Trace Reveals 2022 Antique Collection Whiskeys

George T. Stagg is back. In one of Bourbon Hunting Season's most anticipated moments, Buffalo Trace has unveiled the lineup of its 2022 Antique Collection — complete with the return of George T. Stagg,...

NABCA Launches Gateway App

The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) has launched its Gateway App for iPad and Windows desktops, allowing subscribers to access their daily account level sales information while on the road. The app shows...

The Latest Trends in Sparkling Wine

Perhaps no other beverage can generate attention like sparkling wine. Uncorking a bottle in a crowded dining room is known to elicit heads turning to find the origin of that quiet “pop,” not to...

TTB Proposes Official Definition of American Single Malt

Long-running efforts by distillers of American single malt may finally pay off. Producers behind the style — which lacks a legal definition — have pushed the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for an...

Vodka Trends in 2022

Vodka, the largest spirits category in the U.S., has been getting a run for its money in recent months by faster-growing segments, such as tequila/mezcal and whiskey. But brands and mixologists continue to find...

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