These are the 5 fastest growing spirits in the US

Vodka lumbers on, gin starts to stall, and tequila triumphs – we break down recent sales figures on spirits in the US to see where the market is headed in the coming months.

Consumer data analytics firm Nielsen recently released figures on the total sales of  spirits in the US based on a variety of factors, from brands, to parent companies, right down to styles.

Across the board, sales of spirits are on the rise. Americans spend more than $6 billion (£780 million) on them in the 12 months to July 2018, but their spending habits are shifting away from white varieties to dark, flavour-filled liquids like whiskey and tequila.

Ongoing premiumisation in the sector has led to increased expenditure, while consumers’ new-found taste for unique and craft-focused drinks has allowed the market to become more diverse than ever. In just 10 years in both the US and UK, the spirits sector has been transformed from one dominated by a handful of large distillers to a market now represented by producers of all shapes and sizes. As such, volumes have also risen 4.3% since 2017.

We’ve taken a look at the tipples piquing consumers’ interest this year.

Keep scrolling to see the five best-performing categories in America’s spirits sector.

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