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Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Releases List of Top 10 Beer, Wines and Spirits

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Corona Extra is the top-selling beer in Montgomery County, Barefoot wines are the leading wine sellers and Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the most popular spirit, according to 2019 sales results released for the first-time ever by Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS).

The lists are based on sales dollars through the ABS warehouse to private restaurants, privately owned beer and wine stores and the 25 County-operated liquor and wine retail stores.

The top 10 beer list (by products) in the order of popular sales:

  • Corona Extra
  • Heineken
  • Modelo Especial
  • Miller Lite
  • Bud Light
  • Stella Artois
  • Budweiser
  • Coors Light
  • Sam Adams
  • Dogfish

The top 10 wine list in order of popular sales by brand family:

  • Barefoot
  • Kendall Jackson
  • Black Box
  • Woodbridge
  • Yellow Tail
  • Sutter Home
  • La Marca
  • La Crema
  • Bota Box
  • Beringer

The top 10 spirits list in order of popular sales by brand family:

  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Hennessy
  • Jack Daniel’s
  • Johnnie Walker
  • Patron Tequila
  • Jameson
  • Grey Goose
  • Bacardi Rum
  • Smirnoff
  • Maker’s Mark

“It’s interesting to know what’s trending and it is important for business owners to know what people are drinking,” said ABS Director Bob Dorfman.

Generating approximately $35 million in profits annually, ABS profits are used to both pay off County debt, and a large portion is deposited in the Montgomery County General Fund to pay for services that tax dollars would otherwise fund.

For information about upcoming events, free tastings and seminars, join the ABS email list and follow ABS on Facebook and Twitter.

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Release ID: 20-036
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta 240-777-1904 , Emily.DeTitta@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov


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