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Kamchatka Vodka, Jack Daniels Whiskey Top Record-Breaking Ohio Liquor Sales In 2012

UPDATED: Wednesday January 16, 2013 11:41 AM

The Ohio Department of Commerce said on Wednesday that state liquor sales increased by 7 percent last year.

According to a release, liquor sales reached $849 million last year -- $55.3 million more than in 2011.

The following were the top 10 selling brands in 2012 (by gallon sold):

1.       Kamchatka Vodka – 364,914 gallons
2.       Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey – 355,068 gallons
3.       Bacardi Superior Light Rum – 287,378 gallons
4.       Absolut Vodka – 281,898 gallons
5.       Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey – 281,295 gallons
6.       Captain Morgan Spiced Rum – 279,512 gallons
7.       Smirnoff  Vodka  – 271,204 gallons
8.       Jagermeister – 256,526 gallons
9.       Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey – 231,888 gallons
10.   Korski Vodka – 229,404 gallons

Officials said that wholesale liquor sales to retailers that are permit holders increased by 5.7 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.

“Consumer tastes are being more sophisticated, and Ohioans continue to trade up, buying more of the premium products,” said David Goodman, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce.

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