As the year draws to a close, we are taking a look back at some of the biggest news stories and most popular content pieces of 2021. From supply chain issues to the elimination of E.U. tariffs and the rise of the direct-to-consumer space, 2021 was an eventful year that ended with another year of growth in the beverage alcohol industry.

Top Park Street Blog Posts of 2021

Navigating the Global Glass Shortage

As U.S. distillers faced an ongoing shortage in glass bottles, industry professionals took time to discuss strategies that could save time, money, and future headaches.

2021 Craft Spirits Data Project

Park Street Companies once again teamed with the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) to develop and release the fifth annual Craft Spirits Data Project to track the long-term growth of the U.S. craft spirits category.

Understanding The Craft Beverage Modernization and Reform Act

Readers were hungry for information on any changes to the tax code after Congress made the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMA) permanent.

Top Markets in Beverage Alcohol Series

In this series, we examined 2020 data from Beverage Information Group to determine the top ten markets in the U.S. across popular spirits categories including Whiskey, Rum, Tequila, RTDs, and Gin.

Startup Spotlight Series

Founders of up-and-coming beverage alcohol brands revealed the biggest challenges and lessons learned from building their businesses.

Top Park Street University Videos of 2021

Understanding New Size Allowances For Beverage Alcohol

In this video, Sarah Nagel Sisisky, Park Street’s Director of Client Development, explains why the TTB added several new standards of fill for beverage alcohol and what brand owners needed to know about the changes.

Best Practices for Engaging Consumers Through E-commerce

Thirstie CEO Devaraj Southworth sits down with Tanteo Tequila’s CEO Neil Grosscup to discuss how e-commerce contributes to the company’s goal of always striving to better directly communicate with consumers.

A Roadmap for Creating a Market Expansion Plan

Jose Chao, CEO of COPPA Cocktails talks through the importance of carefully preparing for your relationships with suppliers and distributors before your product goes to market.

Campari America’s Andrea Sengara Shares Key Pillars of E-commerce Strategy

Andrea Sengara, Campari America’s Vice President of Marketing, shares her insights on choosing a digital platform that works best for your company, key ways to improve your digital performance, and driving online conversions.

Understanding The Effects of the Global Shipping Disruption

Adriana McKinnon, Park Street’s Director of Logistics, explains some of the effects on the supply chain this year and advises brand owners on preparing for the unknown.

Top News Stories of 2021

Bottlenecks: Biden could be about to shake up an 88-year-old system

President Biden issued an executive order directing his administration to assess threats to competition and barriers to entry across a range of industries, including beverage alcohol.

American Whiskey Will Flow Back Into The EU Free Of Hefty Tariffs

The U.S. and E.U. negotiated an end to their tariff dispute on European steel and aluminum, effectively eliminating their retaliatory tariffs on distilled spirits.

Shipping Disruption To Continue, Additional Capacity Being Added

Port congestion across the globe, and particularly in U.S. ports, is expected to continue causing headaches for freight and logistics carriers for the foreseeable future.

Diageo Acquires RTD Brand Loyal 9

Diageo acquired vodka-based ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail brand Loyal 9 from Sons of Liberty Spirits Company.

Cuervo Owner Borrows $150m to Buy Proper No. Twelve

Jose Cuervo owner Becle secured a $150 million loan to pay for the remaining stake in the company behind Conor McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey.