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Bourbon bottle label
"America's native spirit," bourbon whiskey is booming in popularity.
close-up of brandy label with bottle
Brandy is distilled from wine and other fermented fruit products.
Label for a chile liqueur
Cordials and liqueurs are the largest and most diverse category of spirits. 
Gin label

Gin is a grain spirit flavored with juniper berries and other botanicals. 

Label of bottled mixer

Mixers are nonalcoholic cocktail ingredients for mixing with distilled spirits.

Rum label

Rum is distilled from a mash of sugarcane products, such as molasses. 

rye whiskey bottle

Rye whiskey contains 51 or more percent rye and is known for its spicy, dry taste.

Scotch bottle label

Scotch whiskey is a distinctive product of Scotland, popular across the world.

Tequila label

A product of Mexico, tequila is distilled from the juice of the blue agave plant.

Close-up of a vermouth bottle with label

Vermouth is a fortified, apertif wine, infused with aromatic herbs and spices.

Vodka label

Usually distilled from grain or potatoes, vodka is a neutral spirit great for mixing.

Irish whiskey bottle label

Whiskey is distilled from grains and often aged. There are many different styles.

Virginia Wine Label

Virginia is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country. With seven distinct grape-growing regions and over 200 wineries, fine wines now come from all over the state. Virginia ABC is proud to feature many Virginia wines on its shelves, providing a great way for consumers to explore these world-class products.

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