Now that boxed wine seems like it’s okay, boxed whiskey is available

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There are definitely certain advantages to boxed wine: easy to store, no worries about broken glass, wine immediately on hand in larger quantities. And boxed wine has lost (most of) its bad reputation, with brands like Bota Box and Big House helping the wine box shed its “cheap” brand.

Another label that helped boxed wine make that leap was Constellation Brand’s Black Box. Fortune reports that now that Constellation includes 11 varietals of wine, it’s turning its attention to boxing up spirits as well. Black Box Premium Spirits consist of “1.75-liter boxes of whiskey, vodka, and tequila that will run between $22.99 and $24.99 a bottle. The boxes are currently available in six states—Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania—with plans to roll them out nationwide starting in September.” Black Box also claims that the spirits will be about 20 percent less expensive than other brands, due to lower costs in packaging and transportation, for example. And they’ll certainly make your next summer outdoor concert picnic a bit more boisterous, what with tequila shots taking precedence over wine sips.


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Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.