It's nothing new that the spirits industry is posting growth. That's a trend we saw even during the recession as other industries softened. What's more exciting about these May numbers is that the industry is looking healthier than ever when it comes to pricing and volume growth. But don't just take our word for it. Dollar sales climbed 8% in May and volumes were up almost 7%, based on Nielsen all channel scans in the 4-weeks ending May 26 per UBS.