Today in booze news, alcohol sales trends show that Americans ordered whiskey, vodka and tequila more than any other spirits when out at the bar in 2015. When the trends were isolated to New York City in 2016, the numbers proved similar and the spirit rankings were unchanged.
Data of consumer purchases in 2015 from over 30 states compiled by BevSpot, data that was regurgitated in graph form, shows what spirits Americans are ordering.
The drinks of choice, speaking more broadly, were also the top drinks ordered in New York City, as more recent data shows.
Whiskey was ordered more in New York City by percentage, while vodka and tequila fell a couple of percentage points short of where they did in 2015 across 30 states.
But what about the brands people are ordering?
Jameson Irish Whiskey, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Patrón rose to the top.
How about beer?
Unsurprisingly, Bud Light was at the top of the list.
A Gallup poll of more than 1,000 Americans nationally from August 2016 found that beer still reigns supreme in the hearts of Americans.
“Beer remains the alcoholic beverage of choice among Americans who imbibe alcohol. While 43% of Americans who drink alcohol say they prefer beer, 32% say wine and 20% say liquor,” according to Gallup. “For the nearly two in three Americans who imbibe, beer is consistently the preferred beverage of choice. However, more women continue to favor wine over beer and liquor. Gender differences in drinking behavior do not stop at favored alcoholic beverage, however.”
So, when it comes to alcohol, liquor, booze — that’s that.
(H/t Bro Bible)