Nevada Alcoholic Beverage Market: Regulations, Statistics, Trends, and Wholesalers

Nevada is one of the US states with the laxest laws related to alcohol, and many alcoholic brands, wholesalers, and suppliers use this state to start and grow their brand presence right for this reason. It is also the birthplace of many drinks with alcohol as the primary ingredient.

The Silver State is famous in the alcoholic beverage industry, so we’ve completed the guide below to include all the vital data like consumption by type and popularity of beer, wine, and spirits in Nevada. You’ll gain insight into which types of products are seeing the most sales growth and more. Learn this and more, and if you have any issues, fill out the form below. Our representatives will contact you and help you through the three-tier system, how to distribute your alcoholic beverages, and how to grow your brand in Nevada.

Consumption Trends In Nevada

Please see below for a visualization of the consumption growth in recent years with regard to spirits, beer, and wine in Nevada. We cover growth for spirits, wine, and beer below along with charts for visualization of the growth comparison by product type. The data is displayed over a five-year period. You’ll see that there’s been a change of +1.38% CAGR for spirits, +1.09% CAGR for wine, and +0.25% CAGR for beer over this particular 5-year period.

Wyoming Spirits Consumption from 2015-2020 by 9-Liter Cases

Nevada Spirits Growth 2015-2020

Nevada Wine Consumption from 2015-2020 by 9-Liter Cases

Nevada Wine Volume Growth 2015-2020

Nevada Beer Consumption from 2015-2020 by 9-Liter Cases

Nevada Beer Volume Growth 2015-2020

Nevada Spirits Volume By Category – 2020 Data

Spirit trends in Nevada by volume and dollar sales in 2020.

Category Volume Sales
Thousands, 9-liter cases
Dollar Sales
Straight Whiskey 307 N/A
Canadian Whisky 225 N/A
Scotch Whisky 132 N/A
Irish Whiskey 73 N/A
Gin 105 N/A
Vodka 1,477 N/A
Rum 310 N/A
Tequila 542 N/A
Cordials/Liqueurs 431 N/A
Cocktails 146 N/A

Source: Beverage Information Group

Nevada Wine Volume Sales By Category – 2020 Data

Wine trends in Nevada by volume sales in 2020

Category Volume Sales
Thousands, 9-liter cases
Table 4,500
Champagne & Sparkling 238.7
Dessert & Fortified 201
Vermouth & Aperitif 28

Source: Beverage Information Group

Nevada Beer Volume Sales By Category – 2020 Data

Beer trends in Nevada by volume sales in 2020

Category Volume Sales
Thousands, 2.25 Gallon Cases
Volume Sales barrels
Craft 3.5 114.1
FMBs & Hard Seltzer 3.5 111.5
Super & Super Premium 3.6 114.6
Light 11.3 363.6
Popular 0.9 29.7
Imported 10.7 344.3

Source: Beverage Information Group


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Alcoholic Beverage Distributors Located In Nevada

The distribution of alcoholic beverages in the US follows a strict three-tiered structure. Wholesalers and importers make up the intermediate layer of the industry, which secures the supply of alcoholic drinks from the lower tier, which consists of suppliers and producers. The products are then distributed by wholesalers and importers to distributors, who then sell them to retailers, who serve as the products’ final customers. It is important to remember that in the United States, this three-tiered system must be followed for all alcoholic beverage sales.


Below you will find an updated list of the top distributors located in the state of Nevada. Need more info on the many distributors of alcohol throughout the US? Check out the full list of distributors or fill out the contact form provided.

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Self-Pitch Distribution Model

Getting distribution for a brand can be difficult in today’s competitive business environment. The struggle for distribution channels may be fierce since there are so many businesses competing for them. Many businesses have embraced Park Street’s ground-breaking self-pitch distribution process to reduce complexity and improve the likelihood of getting distribution.

In that the finished product is delivered to the merchants, this distribution model is similar to the three-tiered traditional distribution architecture. The way it sets itself apart, though, is by giving the supplier control over sales and marketing. This method simplifies the distribution process and gives the seller more control over the success of their brand.

Selling Alcohol In Nevada

Under the authority of the Nevada Alcoholic Beverage Control, the state of Nevada maintains a centralized system of alcohol control. The Commission is in charge of regulating every element of the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages in the state.

It is essential that you get informed with the pertinent laws and rules if you want to sell alcoholic drinks in Nevada. We have gathered answers to some of the most often-asked questions on the selling of alcohol in the state to help you in your attempt. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more clarification if you are unable to locate the information you are looking for.

FAQs on Nevada Beer, Wine & Spirits Sales

Do they sell liquor, wine, or beer in grocery stores in Nevada?

The state of Nevada has very few restrictions when it comes to alcohol sales, and alcohol is sold at grocery stores, gas stations and package stores 24/7.

What is the alcohol excise tax in Nevada?

The state of Nevada charges the following alcohol excise tax:
Beer Tax – $0.16/gallon
Wine Tax – $0.70/gallon
Distilled Spirits Tax – $3.60/gallon
The Nevada alcohol excise taxes are mandatory, added to the Federal alcohol excise taxes, which are as follows:
Beer Federal Excise Tax – $18.00/31-gallon barrel, or $0.05 per 12-oz can
Wine Federal Excise Tax – $1.07 to $3.4/gallon; $0.21 to $0.67/750ml bottle
Distilled Spirits Federal Excise Tax – $13.5/proof gallon or $2.14/750ml 80-proof bottle (40% ABV).

Buying Alcohol In Nevada – Hours, Locations & Taxes

Below you will find all the answers to the most common questions related to buying beer, wine, and spirits in the state of Nevada. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us directly for more information. 

FAQs on Buying Beer, Wine & Liquor in Nevada

Does Nevada allow direct-to-consumer shipping?

Nevada allowed direct-to-consumer shipping of alcoholic beverages but dismissed this bill in 2021; it is only possible for wine to be sold directly to consumers. Still, in-state retailers can deliver alcoholic beverages purchased in their retail stores.

When can you buy alcohol in Nevada?

You can purchase alcohol in Nevada 24/7. 

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