Makers of Beer, Wine and Spirits Report Growth in Sales in 2014

Makers of beer, wine and spirits reported a growth in sales last year, USA Today reports. Overall sales of liquor increased 4 percent, to $23.1 billion.

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. reported this week that sales of hard liquor were particularly strong. Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey volume rose 7.4 percent, to more than 19 million cases. Sales of Irish whiskey grew 9.1 percent, while sales of single malt Scotch rose 6.4 percent. Sales of tequila and vodka also rose, but at a slower rate.

Beer sales inched up just under 1 percent last year, to 209.2 million 31-gallon barrels, the article notes. Wine sales increased to 321.1 million cases last year, from 312.5 million in 2013.

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