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Industry group: Whiskey sales take a hit due to tariffs

February 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM
U.S. distilled spirits producers continued to gain market share in 2018, for the ninth straight year, but retaliatory tariffs are putting a dent in growth, especially for American whiskey, an industry group said on Tuesday. The Distilled Spirits Council, in its annual economic briefing, said sales “were up over 5.1 percent, rising $1.3 billion to a total of $27.5 billion, while volumes rose 2.2 percent to 231 million cases, up 5.0 million cases from the prior year.” Spirits gained market...

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