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Virginia ABC Appoints Chief Administrative Officer

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has chosen David Alfano as its Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, Alfano will lead the authority's finance, human resources (HR) and procurement teams and functions.  He brings...

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,...

VA ABC Encourages Moderate Consumption over the Holidays

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the Virginia Spirits Board are encouraging adults to enjoy holiday spirits responsibly. “Virginia’s distilled spirits industry provides jobs...

Virginia ABC Receives 2 National Awards for Marketing and Logistics

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) was recently honored with two awards for its innovation and excellence in marketing and logistics initiatives over the past year by StateWays Magazine, a national industry publication...

What’s New at the Top Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

Kentucky bourbon remains one of the hottest alcohol categories, helping American whiskey grow 10.5% in revenue last year. Our modern brown spirits boom is far from finished. Much the opposite, consumer interest continues to...

Jack Daniel’s, Coca-Cola RTD Rolls into U.S.

Two of the more iconic American brands, Jack Daniel's and Coca-Cola, have partnered to launch a ready to drink cocktail collaboration: Jack Daniel’s & Coca-Cola Ready-to-Drink. This pre-mixed cocktail collaboration first hit shelves this past...

DISCUS Celebrates 50 Years

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) celebrates 50 years of advocacy on behalf of the spirits industry and adult spirits consumers. “Fifty years ago, leaders in the spirits industry formed DISCUS to unify the...

OLCC Debates Additional Charge on Spirits

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) had stakeholders weigh in on how the organization can best balance public health and business impacts while the OLCC contemplates whether or not to approve an additional...

Maine BABLO Director Retires

Gregg Mineo, Director of Maine's Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations retired from his position as of April 28, 2023. After agreeing to come out of his first retirement, Mineo served BABLO for...

Breakthru and Deutsch Family Renew Partnership

Breakthru Beverage Group and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits have announced that they have signed an agreement on a new five-year partnership, continuing their collaboration to support Deutsch’s portfolio. The agreement maintains Breakthru’s current,...

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