Biggest drinking US states mapped

30th July, 2014 by Simon Howland

Home to some of the world’s biggest drinks brands it is perhaps no surprise that Americans enjoy a tipple or two – however some states are undoubtedly more partial than others.

Credit: Beer Institute

According to statistics released by the Beer Institute, New Hampshire citizens down more booze than any other state, as reported by The Washington Post.

However this could also be down to its liberal approach to sales tax, or absence of one, and the resulting enthusiasm shown by neighbouring states for cross border buying sprees.

The New Hampshire state liquor commission estimates about half the state’s alcohol is sold to residents of other states.

But the per capita estimates released by the Beer Institute are supposed to take external influences into consideration, and with New Hampshire citizens knocking back around 155 litres per person per annum, the state is still a fair way ahead of North Dakota (132l), Montana(128l), Nevada(124l) and Vermont(121l).

At the other end of the spectrum is Utah, which at 52l is the closest state to tee-total followed by Kentucky(74l) and New York(79l).

So, New Hampshire drinks the most and Utah the least overall but what happens when you break it down?

Scroll through to see which states come out top and bottom specifically for beer, wine and spirits consumption…

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