Distillers and liquor distributors have objections to the Virginia ABC’s decision yesterday to increase prices. The ABC says prices will increase by 24-29 cents for the average $15 bottle. Though Scott Harris, founder and General Manager of Catoctin Creek Distillery in Purceville, says the markup will disproportionately affect smaller manufacturers trying to establish a brand.
Catoctin is a Virginia based craft distillery with 20 employees. A bottle of their Roundstone Rye Whiskey costs more to manufacture. It sells for $45.