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U.S. Bourbon and TN Whiskey Drive 2013 Export Records

By February 27, 2014Top News

Distilled_SpiritsAmerican distilled spirits exports broke new records in 2013 crossing the $1.5 billion mark for the first time, driven by premium bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) reported. The U.S. home market saw steady supplier sales growth in 2013 of 4.4% to $22.2 billion, paced by whiskies of all  varieties; total U.S. volume growth was up 1.9% to approximately 206 million cases. The Council estimated overall retail sales of distilled spirits in the U.S. market at upwards of $66 billion. It also reported solid U.S. growth in other spirits, including tequila, with volumes rising by 6.6%, cognac with volumes up 3.7%, and vodka volumes up 1.1%.

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