NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The holiday season had a healthy start, despite a weak economy. Specifically, liquor stores will see profits boost this season. "A lot of people don't realize that the busiest wine holiday of the year is actually Thanksgiving," said Bruce Long of Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits. "Also, October, November and December are probably the largest three months of the year for anybody in the wine and spirits industry."The Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (DABC) reported 130% hike in alcohol sales on the eve of Thanksgiving. For the first half of the year, whisky shipments from Scotland soared 19%, after declining in the same period prior year, according to data from the Scotch Whisky Association. Export values rose 22% to $2.9 billion for the first half, outperforming the 10% growth seen in 2010.
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