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What were the top selling liquors in Virginia for 2015?

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Nov 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-13 10:47:19-05

Richmond, Va. – The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has listed the top 50 selling liquors in the Commonwealth for the 2015 fiscal year.

Included in the list are 16 brands of vodka, 15 whiskies, five cordials, four rums, three gins, three tequilas, two brandies and two cognac/armagnacs.

The liquors contributing to total sales of $846,463,506 — a nearly six percent jump from the previous fiscal year.

Here’s the full list:

Top 50 best-selling brands purchased during fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015).*

*This list is based on sales to both restaurants and in-store customers.

1. Jack Daniels 7 Black Tennessee Whiskey
2. Smirnoff 80 Vodka
3. Fireball Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey
4. Hennessy VS Cognac
5. Jim Beam Straight Bourbon
6. Grey Goose Vodka
7. Crown Royal Canadian Whisky
8. Absolut Vodka
9. Aristocrat Vodka
10. Maker’s Mark Straight Bourbon
11. Patron Silver Tequila
12. Bacardi Superior Rum
13. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
14. Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
15. Jameson Irish Whiskey
16. Pinnacle Vodka
17. Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila
18. Jagermeister
19. Ketel One Vodka
20. Evan Williams Black Straight Bourbon
21. Skyy Vodka
22. Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin
23. Bowman’s Virginia Vodka
24. Burnett’s Vodka
25. Tanqueray Gin
26. New Amsterdam Vodka
27. Bailey’s Original Irish Cream
28. Johnnie Walker Black Scotch
29. Canadian Mist Canadian Whisky
30. Grand Mariner Cordon Rouge
31. Paul Masson Grande Amber VS Brandy
32. Dewar’s White Label Scotch
33. Malibu Coconut Rum
34. Wild Turkey 101 Straight Bourbon
35. Bombay Sapphire Gin
36. Svedka Bodka
37. Woodford Reserve
38. Evan Williams Green Straight Bourbon
39. Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey
40. E & J VS Brandy
41. Early Times Whiskey
42. Stolichnaya Vodka
43. Bacardi Gold Rum
44. Ciroc Peach Flavored Vodka
45. 1800 Silver Tequila
46. Belvedere Vodka
47. Kahlua Coffee
48. Nikolai Vodka
49. Courvoisier VS Cognac
50. Gentleman Jack Whiskey

According to Virginia ABC, the number one liquor for the second year — Jack Daniel’s 7 Black Tennessee Whiskey, saw $26.9 million in sales.

Hennessy VS realized the greatest sales growth at almost 24 percent, while Tito’s Handmade Vodka made the biggest jump from #21 in 2014 to #13 in 2015.