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Sales of distilled spirits on the rise

Modified: Saturday, Mar 22nd, 2014

Jim O’Donnell, owner of Depoe Bay Liquor, holds a bottle of Tyrconnell single malt Irish whiskey. The 1,500-square-foot liquor store carries about 140 different kinds of whiskey on its shelves.

DEPOE BAY — Fans of alcoholic beverages were apparently buying more of the good stuff in January, in turn pushing sales of distilled spirits well above year-ago levels in the Beaver State.

Dollar sales surged to $37.49 million in January from $35.29 million in January 2013, according to data released this month by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

For the complete article see the 03-21-2014 issue.

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