The best-selling spirits in the US market

5th February, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

The US is the most highly prized market for ambitious spirits producers – but which are the best-selling categories in America, and how fast are they growing?

The US is the most valuable spirits market in the world

Last week, trade body the Distilled Spirits Council released data showing that spirits continued to swipe market share from beer in the US last year, with sales hitting US$26.2 billion. In fact, spirits now have 36.6% of the total beverage alcohol market share.

Sales of both domestic and imported spirits were up 4% in the year, while volumes rose 2.6% to 226m cases.

The majority of spirits categories grew in 2017, but some continued to struggle against the tide of changing consumer tastes.

Click through the following pages to discover the best-selling spirits categories in the US last year, listed according to nine-litre case sales.

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