jharner1 Posted March 10, 2014 Share Posted March 10, 2014 There seems to be a good amount of griping among 'connoisseurs' about the prices of craft spirits relative to more traditional brands (in the bourbon and whiskey market, in particular). I don't see this same type of argument with craft beer, wine and cider, though. Partly that's because, in those industries, the available product wasn't of great quality to begin with, so people were more likely to pay for a more flavorful, higher quality product. With spirits, that may not hold to the same degree. But, in many cases, craft breweries, wineries and cideries are taxed differently than large producers, which leads to less of a price bump. And in some states, the cost of a license are less for breweries, wineries and cideries is less than a license for distilling. Ignoring the markups on products by non-distiller producers and some of the bigger distilling companies trying to capture the momentum of "craft" and "small batch" products, should that be part of the message about selling craft spirits? That, the prices are higher for you, the consumer, because our government treats us differently than our other craft cohorts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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