For Immediate Release: Contact: Ainsley Holyfield
April 6, 2020 240-232-8108
DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations David Wojnar released the following statement on Virginia ABC allowing direct shipments from local distilleries:
“The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control continues to think outside of the box and offer creative solutions to combat the spread of COVID-19 while still supporting the state’s hospitality industry. Allowing Virginia’s distillers to deliver their spirits products to consumers will help alleviate some of the economic turmoil these small businesses now face. These innovative ideas will allow distilleries to remain operational while protecting public health – a move that is critical for the local economy and those in the hospitality industry. We look forward to the day when the ABC stores can provide the same service to adult consumers across the Commonwealth.”
The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control announced today an addendum to its Distillery Store Agreements authorizing more than 45 distilleries in the commonwealth to ship their spirits to consumers and licensees in Virginia.
According to the Virginia ABC, the addendum will last as long as its stores are recognized as essential under Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 53 and 55.