Top Shelf Products Drive Industry Growth

Published: 04/04/2006

NORWALK, Conn. (PRNewswire) - A historic hurricane, a bogged-down second-term presidency and high energy prices have not dissuaded American consumers from embracing ""affordable luxuries,"" including expensive cocktails, imported wines and craft and imported beers, according to the 2006 edition of the Adams Handbook Advance. According to the handbook, U.S. distilled spirits consumption was up by 2.7 percent in 2005 to reach 170.