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Bruce Abbott is a life-long Alaskan and 17-year veteran of the Wine & Spirits Industry. From crafting cocktails while managing a local brewpub, to selling wine & spirits to Alaskan resorts outside Denali Park for a local distributor, and then designing and opening a boutique wine shop, Bruce has seen the business from all sides and along the way has tasted thousands of wines and spirits. Bruce now manages the wine & spirits categories for Brown Jug, Alaska's largest alcohol retailer. There he leverages his palate and experience to introduce exciting new wines and spirits to the Alaskan market. During his time at Brown Jug, Bruce has hosted countless public tastings, built a high-quality control-brand wine program, selected over 50 barrels of whiskey for the chain, and now manages a selection of over 7,000 wines and spirits across Brown Jug's 21 retail locations.
Alaska's premier retailer of fine wine, spirits & beer. We have 21 locations throughout Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and Fairbanks.
Afognak Native Corporation (Afognak) is an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) formed under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and through the 1977 merger of two Alaska Native village corporations: Natives of Afognak, Inc. and Port Lions Native Corporation. Native corporation shareholders are those Alaska Natives who were alive on December 18, 1971, and have proven their lineage to the respective region and village. Congress termed ANC enrollees “shareholders,” although being an ANC shareholder is truly more comparable to a tribal membership – it is a lifetime enrollment that cannot be bought or sold.
Afognak represents and serves over 1,000 plus Shareholders who are descended from the Village of Afognak. As an ANC, Afognak is committed to meeting its economic, social, and cultural obligations to its Shareholders. It does so through revenue received from Alutiiq, LLC and its subsidiaries. By providing benefits to Shareholders and strengthening Ag’wanermiut, “our community,” the Shareholders are empowered and the culture and heritage of the Alutiiq people is preserved.