US rye whiskey volumes increase by 778%

26th October, 2017 by Phoebe French

Since 2009, rye whiskey volumes in the US have increased by 778% from 88,000 cases to almost 775,000 cases in 2016, equating to a 900% rise in revenue, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

According to the US industry body, supplier revenue generated from rye whiskey has increased from over $15 million in 2009 to almost $160 million in 2016.

The council predicts that double digit growth will continue in 2017 driven by large suppliers such as Bulleit, Jim Bean and Wild Turkey, “as well as many small producers that have sprung up since the reconstruction of George Washington’s Distillery” in 2007.

Over 400,000 people have visited the Mount Vernon distillery since it was re-opened and, since 2008 when Virginia legalised spirits sales at the distillery, more….

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