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Bonfort’s Vodka Report 2018

By Editor-in-Chief, Natasha Swords

According to the Distilled Spirits Council, vodka has become the backbone of the spirits industry, accounting for 32% of all volume. In 2017, 71.3 million 9-liter cases of vodka were sold in the United States, generating $6.2 billion in revenue for distillers.

The Council states that … Read the rest

Fratelli Branca To Launch U.S. Import Company In Early 2019

Fratelli Branca announced it will launch its own import company in the United States in early 2019. The new venture, Branca USA, will be based in New York City and will transition from current importing and marketing partner, Infinium Spirits. Branca USA expects current distribution partnerships across the United Read the rest

States May Regulate Cannabis Taxes Based On Alcohol Model

Representatives of the Distilled Spirits Council recently participated on panels examining marijuana legalization and retaliatory tariffs placed on U.S. spirits at the 2018 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCLSA) Central/Western Regional Conference in Pasadena, California.

In a panel discussion on the rapidly changing landscape of cannabis legalization, Council Read the rest

Romanian Spirits Producer’s New Distillery To Create 100 Jobs in Town of Carmel


Alexandrion Group, Romania’s largest spirits producer, announced site plan approval by the Planning Board of the Town of Carmel for the construction of its first U.S. distillery in Mid-Hudson, Putnam County, NY. The new distillery will produce premium spirits tailored to the U.S. market, such as whiskey, bourbon, Read the rest

Lonerider Spirits’ 8-State Rollsout Begins in N.C.

Lonerider Brewing Company, an award-winning company brewing ales for outlaws, announced today the launch of sister craft distillery Lonerider Spirits. Lonerider Spirits’ first distilled spirit, a bourbon whiskey finished in sherry casks, will be released this fall in North Carolina and soon thereafter in the other eight states Read the rest