Super-premium whiskeys lead distilled spirits growth in 2015

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced that 2015 was another year of steady growth for spirits in their annual briefing. Overall retail sales of distilled spirits in the U.S. market reached nearly $72 billion in 2015, up 4.1%. And for as much as we think the craft beer industry is booming, the spirits … [ Read more]

Rye whiskey is having a moment

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has released data that shows rye whiskey production has grown more than 500% in the last five years. According to David Ozgo, chief economist at DISCUS, that growth represents approximately $300m in retail sales. “The growth of rye whiskey has been phenomenal, given that, as late as 2000, rye volumes … [ Read more]