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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...

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...

DISCUS Supports Arizona RTD Bill

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has welcomed the introduction of HB 2769 – a proposed tax reform on spirits-based ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails. “It is past time for Arizona to do right by small...

Can Tequila Growth Continue Sustainably?

Tequila and mezcal sales remain red hot in the U.S. This combined category grew 17.2% in 2022, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in their annual economic briefing in...

Virginia ABC Adopts Wine and Cheer Cart in Stores

Virginia ABC’s Retail Division management have adopted the Wine and Cheer cart after testing a pilot set Store 350 in Midlothian, VA. VABC’s Retail and Procurement divisions have developed a plan to purchase the...

DISCUS Names Chief of Government Relations

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has announced the appointment of Denzel McGuire as chief of federal and state government relations. “Denzel brings to DISCUS more than 20 years’ experience in government...
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What’s Next for THC and CBD?

nnabis is red hot these days, even as it hangs in a precarious balance between state and federal legislation. Despite this, THC and its milder, fully legal counterpart, CBD, continue to boom with consumers...

NABCA Names Schlauch Chair-elect

Becky Schlauch, Administrator, Montana Department of Revenue, Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, was voted incoming chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. She will assume her responsibilities in May 2023, when current Chair-Elect Fred Wooton, Commissioner...
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Diageo Acquires Don Papa Rum

In another sign that spirits giants are getting serious about the premium rum category, Diageo announced in January that it agreed to acquire Don Papa Rum. London-based Diageo will pay initial acquisition price of €260 million...

DISCUS Pushes Back on Oregon Tax

DISCUS has expressed pushback on a newly proposed tax. Oregon Governor Tina Kotek proposed an additional $0.50 per bottle surcharge on spirits containers in her budget released this week. This is on top of...

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