The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control announced today that liquor sales in Ohio reached a record level of $849 million in 2012, increasing over 7% from 2011.
“Consumer tastes are becoming more sophisticated, and Ohioans continue to trade up buying more of the premium products,” said David Goodman, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. “Better product selection and improved inventory management are key to meeting the needs of our consumers, without encouraging increased consumption.”
Regardless, the top selling spirit of 2012 was Kamchatka Vodka, generally used as “well vodka” for making basic mixed drinks on the cheaper end of most bar or restaurant menus.
The Top 10 Liquors of 2012 based by gallons sold in Ohio are:
- Kamchatka Vodka – 364,914 gallons
- Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey – 355,068 gallons
- Bacardi Superior Light Rum – 287,378 gallons
- Absolut Vodka – 281,898 gallons
- Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey – 281,295 gallons
- Captain Morgan Spiced Rum – 279,512 gallons
- Smirnoff Vodka – 271,204 gallons
- Jagermeister – 256,526 gallons
- Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey – 231,888 gallons
- Korski Vodka – 229,404 gallons