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Spirit Sales Increase 6.5% In Republic Of Ireland

By Dave Simpson

New data released by International Wine and Spirits Research has revealed that sales of spirits in the Republic of Ireland increased 6.5% to 2.4 million nine-litre cases in 2018 from 2.25 million the previous year.

Gin

The rise in spirit sales was primarily due to gin sales rising 31.8% to 324,000 nine-litres cases last year from 246,000 in 2017.

Sales of traditional gin rose 18.9% while flavoured gin shipments increased 438.4%.

Vodka and Whiskey

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Meanwhile, vodka sales rose 4.8% in the Republic last year, with 786,000 cases being sold, and whiskey sales increased 5.4%, with 581,750 cases being sold.

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