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OHIO LIQUOR SALES
Liquor sales hit record $898 million in 2013 as Ohioans keep reaching for top-shelf products
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:05 PM EST
The state says total liquor sales in Ohio climbed to a record $898 million in 2013, up almost 6 percent from the previous year.
The state noted that sales grew at a higher rate than consumption. The amount of gallons of liquor sold increased 3 percent compared with 2012. The division sold 12 million gallons at its hundreds of contract agencies around Ohio.
The state says buyers are trading up to purchase premium brands. The top-selling brand was Jack Daniels whiskey, followed by Kamchatka vodka and Crown Royal whiskey.