Vermont Liquor Control launches Shop 802Spirits campaign

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Vermont Liquor Control launches Shop 802Spirits campaign

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 6:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control, launched a shop local campaign to promote the benefits to Vermont when Vermonters and visitors buy their distilled spirits at an 802Spirits Vermont Liquor Store.

“Shopping at an 802Spirits Vermont Liquor Store significantly impacts Vermont by supporting local businesses, as well as their employees and their communities, said Wendy Knight, Deputy Commissioner of Liquor and Lottery. “That local commerce, in turn, generates millions of tax revenues to the State, which helps provide vital human services infrastructure for Vermonters.”

There are 78 802Spirits Liquor Stores across the state. Vermont is one of 17 states that controls the distribution of distilled spirits. The Division of Liquor Control contracts with independently owned and operated businesses to sell distilled spirits.

Under the 802Spirits branding-- the retail arm of the Division of Liquor Control-- the campaign includes map posters of the 78 contracted 802Spirits Vermont Liquor Stores, delivery truck decals, signage thanking customers for shopping at 802Spirits Vermont Liquor Stores, and messaging about the benefits of shopping at a local store.

“One of the valuable lessons we are learning from the pandemic is how important it is to shop local to support our communities and businesses,” said Deputy Commissioner Knight. “Buying our goods and services from local businesses that employ residents, pay taxes, and support their communities keeps revenues circulating within the Vermont economy.”

The Vermont Division of Liquor Control engages in unique opportunities for Vermont residents to learn about, sample, and purchase distilled spirits. These include our semi-annual Rare Spirits Sweepstakes, exclusive barrel selects, engraving events, supplier tastings, and virtual events. Visit www.802Spirits.com to learn more. 

About the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control

The Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control is responsible for purchasing and selling distilled spirits in Vermont. The Department supports 2,000+ businesses with liquor licenses through licensing, education, and compliance; serves the public by encouraging the responsible consumption of alcohol beverages and preventing the misuse of beverage alcohol and tobacco; and benefits Vermonters by contributing millions annually to the State’s General Fund.

Source: MONTPELIER, VT (November 18, 2021) -- The Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery