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Spirituous liquors take quite a journey through the state's government-monopoly alcohol operation to get to the consumer's drink or a bar's shot glass.
To understand that journey, one could follow a bottle of Aristocrat Supreme 80-proof vodka – the state's top-selling brand of liquor – from its distillery in Bardstown, Ky., to when it's purchased at a government-run N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control store.