New data from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has indicated that sales of spirits in the Republic of Ireland increased marginally by 0.7% to 2.42 million nine-litre cases in 2019.
This followed a 6.5% increase the previous year.
Top-Selling Brand, Tequila, Gin, Whiskey And Vodka
According to IWSR's data, Smirnoff was the top-selling spirit brand in the Republic last year, with its sales rising 1.2% to 485,000 cases, and tequila was the fastest growing spirit category year-on-year, with tequila volumes increasing 6.2%.
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Meanwhile, gin volumes rose 4.6% to 338,500 cases; sales of whiskey increased 1.5% to 590,500 cases; and vodka sales rose 0.6% to 791,000 cases.
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