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How Virginia drinks

A look at the state's liquor sales and consumption trends in 2009

What the state makes from a
750 ml bottle of Jack Daniel's
State revenue

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*Because D.C. and Maryland prices are not government controlled, we have selected one store to represent the general price in each area.
SOURCES: Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; photos courtesy of manufacturers.
GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Mary Kate Cannistra and Rosalind S. Helderman -- The Washington Post. Published August 5, 2010.
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