Virginia State-Owned Liquor Stores Top $1 Billion in Revenue - NBC4 Washington

Virginia State-Owned Liquor Stores Top $1 Billion in Revenue

Customers are paying more for top-shelf liquor, officials say

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    Virginia's state-owned liquor stores had another record-breaking year and topped $1 billion in revenues.

    The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority announced Tuesday that its sales and other income for fiscal 2019 was $72 million more than last year.

    Officials attributed the increase in part to customers buying more top shelf liquor than in the last. Irish whiskey was up 15%, tequila at 14% and bourbon at 10%.

    Tito's Handmade domestic vodka was the number one seller, for the second year in a row.

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