U.S. Whiskey Drives Spirits Export Records in 2013

Published: 02/18/2014

NEW YORK — American distilled spirits exports broke new records in 2013 threshold, driven by premium bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, which exceeded the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

According to Christine LoCascio, DISCUS senior vice president for International Trade, projected bourbon and Tennessee whiskey exports overall grew 5.0 percent from $956.8 million in 2012 to $1.005 billion in 2013, an increase of approximately $50 million.