Top 10 best-selling world whisky brands

6th July, 2015 by Amy Hopkins - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Demand for American and Japanese whisk(e)y continued to boom in 2014, boosting the sales some of the largest world whisky brands.

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Looking across the American, Canadian, Japanese and Irish categories, these are the top 10 best-selling world whisky brands

However, the same level of success could not be repeated by the categories’ Canadian cousins, which was plagued by stagnant and declining figures.

Jameson remains the only Irish whiskey brand shifting more than 1m cases, however it could soon be joined by Tullamore Dew and Bushmills.

Not a single American or Japanese whisky powerhouse declined 2014, though a few did report non-moving figures – a sign of the never-before-seen success of the sectors.

Following our recently published Brand Champions 2015 – our pick of those brands selling over one million cases annually that are performing exceptionally within their category – we run through which are the world’s best-selling world whisky brands on the market today, looking at the North American, Canadian, Japanese and Irish sectors.

Click through the following pages to discover the top 10 best-selling world whisky brands, listed in order of their nine-litre case sales.

10 Responses to “Top 10 best-selling world whisky brands”

  1. Liquor Hunt says:

    What’s not to love about these brands? Great selection (www.liquorhunt.com)

  2. andy says:

    Walker ships over 20mm cases dont they?

  3. Gary Turner says:

    Why would you title a list “best selling world whisky brands”, but then totally leave out Scotch? Shouldn’t this be “Top 10 Best Selling Non-Scotch Whisky Brands”? Otherwise your title is downright misleading.

  4. Bobby says:

    The only reason a person would leave Scotch off of a list is because they tasted it.

  5. Ben says:

    Yup Bobby. Quite often when somebody isnt very good at something, but wants to be, they invent their own version of it and call themselves the worlds best at it. American football for example and pretend whiskey’s

  6. jock anderson says:

    Hi, just wondering why Jack Daniels sells 11 to 12 million cases, but Johnny Walker sell around 17 million, and Jack Daniels is No.1?

  7. jock anderson says:

    Hi, can i ask, if Johnny Walker sells around 17 million units, and Jack Daniels sells around 11 or 12 million, how is Jack Daniels the biggest seller?

  8. MarkH10 says:

    Fraud. This list of “Bribes I received form Brand Managers” leaves out the single best seller in the world. You both who list number of cases may be correct, at 17mm and 20mm, which is quite a bit less than Officers’ Choice, which sells 27mm, and even if the sales of one of these listed exceeded the top brand in the world, at the date of publication, would put it in 2nd, instead of totally missing. Can anyone even tell me what country it is made in? I live in Las Vegas, and I can find everything, EXCEPT this brand….the single best seller in the world. Amazing list, I wish I could write a fraudulent list and get 3-4 brand managers to pay me 5 figure bribes to misplace their brand on the list, and exclude a top brand which should appear 1st or 2nd. Why don’t you readers Wikipedia OC, and while you are at it, McDowell’s and Royal Stag, 2 other Indian whiskeys with over $1bn in sales.
    Note, the context in the title is “BEST SELLING….WORLD”, no other element in the measurement, PERIOD. Preference, Nationality, Quality, Years in manufacture, and all other extraneous, off point elements, need to be excluded from your comments. This writer, and publication CHOSE to exclude them, so have I. The list is SELLING, as in SALES. only….yet these ‘professional’ writers and editors exclude 3 with sales of over $1BILLION DOLLARS. Must be a measure of their personal integrity.

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