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Nielsen Spirits Update for June 2018

Distilled spirits volume was up in the month of June, slightly above average growth over the last 3 months. Bourbon and Irish whiskey both showed strong growth and tequila continued its strong year-long run.

Total distilled spirits dollar sales also grew by 3.9 percent in the month of June, which was above the 3.5 percent growth seen over the last 3 months. Volume was up by 1.9 percent as price/mix contributed 2.0 points to overall performance. Brown spirits remained strong, with bourbon and Irish whiskey posting better than category numbers larger than 5.5 percent growth. Across white spirits, tequila posted sales growth of 10.3 percent and vodka sales improved by 3.9 percent.

Source: Cowen, June 2018