Marked as one of the spirits categories with the most momentum, American whiskey is forecast to grow by 1.1 million cases this year according to the latest Technomic report, while last year Discus revealed a surge in exports had contributed to a 10% jump in supplier sales to US$2.7 billion (£1.7bn).
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Gin starts life as a wallflower. In the beginning, it is nothing more than colorless, odorless, flavorless liquor, sort of like vodka. Then it is distilled again with a mix of juniper berries and other herbs that transform it into an aromatic, sophisticated spirit.
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Your booze could soon get cheaper -- hypothetically, at least.
A bill was introduced Tuesday that would lower taxes on distilled spirits -- things like gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey -- which are taxed at a higher rate than wine and beer. The bipartisan bill (the "Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act") was introduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and co-sponsored by Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.).