Find out which brands and types dominate spirit sales in the U.S. beverage industry.

BevSpot’s bar management platform recently hit $20 million in orders, so we decided to look at every order placed during the last year, and the results are in. Here are the top 7 best selling liquor categories. You might be surprised by the breakdown by alcohol type.

Take a look at the graphs to see how your bar compares.

Top 7 Spirits/Liquors (U.S.)

top 7 selling spirits bar graph

According to the data, bars across the country order whiskeys, vodkas, and tequilas above all. If you’re running a spirit-heavy bar, or you’re looking to maximize space in your bar or storage room, this data is a good percentage-based representation of what items to stock. We’re not suggesting you stock your bar this way (every bar is different, of course), but this should give you a good idea of spirit popularity across the industry.

What are the top selling liquors by type?

Graph Data
    Whiskey: 25%
    Vodka: 23%
    Tequila & Mezcal: 17%
    Cordials & Liquers 14%
    Gin: 7%
    Rum: 6%
    Brandy: 3%

Surprised by the breakdown? These 7 spirits make up 95% of all spirit orders on our platform. BevSpot has customers in over 30 states, and while this data is representative of larger market trends, we’d like you to keep in mind that a substantial portion of our customers are located in the New England region. But as more orders are placed through our platform, we see more insight into how bars and restaurants are operating around the country.

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