Top 10 best-selling spirits brands

There were few changes among the world’s biggest-selling spirits, however one newcomer stormed in with impressive volume growth. Here, we name the brands that sold the most cases in 2019. Total spirits volumes were flat, slipping slightly by 0.4% in 2019, according to figures from Euromonitor. Indian whisky was a dominant force on our list of the world’s biggest-selling spirits, occupying four spots on our rundown. There was also a newcomer to the top 10,…

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Top eight best-selling local spirits brands

It was a mixed bag for spirits big in their home territories with many brands reporting declining or stagnant sales in 2019. We examine the performance of local million-case sellers across categories such as shōchū and soju. Local spirits such as cachaça, pisco and soju are huge in their homelands, however the majority of brands are yet to expand their reach globally. On our best-selling list, categories such as cachaça, shōchū and raki all reported…

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Top nine best-selling liqueur brands

Bartender collaborations and experimental flavours have added excitement to the liqueurs category in recent years. We analyse the performance of the sector’s biggest brands. The liqueurs category witnessed a slight uptick in 2019, growing by 1.5%, according to Euromonitor. The category has benefitted from new innovations, vibrant marketing campaigns and its use in cocktails. In the UK, liqueur sales reached £1.3 billion (US$1.7bn) in 2019 as consumers purchased 43 million bottles, according to figures from the…

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Top seven best-selling gin brands

The gin category was in rude health last year, boosted by flavour experimentation and emerging markets. We present the brands at the top of their game. Gin volumes soared by 12% in 2019, according to figures from Euromonitor, proving the category’s resilience as many fear consumers are fatigued by the juniper-based spirit. In the UK, gin sales were valued at around £2.6 billion (US$3.3bn) last year despite a slowdown in growth, according to the Wine…

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Scotch Whisky Brand Champion 2020: Dewar’s

“Some people think only single malts have flavour and complexity, but I believe with the [Dewar’s] Double Double range we’ve shown that blends can be just as interesting and complex as a single malt,” Stephanie Macleod, master blender at John Dewar & Sons told The Spirits Business this year. Consumers have voted with their money when it comes to Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky, pushing volumes up by 6.4% to reach 3 million nine‐litre cases in…

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