PLCB: Here in Delaware County, We Do Love Our Whiskey

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Delaware County seems to prefer whiskey as it ranked sixth among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in the amount of money spent on liquor sales in 2021-22, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s annual report.

It spent $96,567,670, or 3.95 percent of the state’s total liquor sales. That’s actually a 1.81 percent drop over the previous year, according to the report.

Whiskey generated the most Delaware County sales at $17,290,378. Vodka sales followed at $15,138,390. Red table wine placed third at $14,408,915.

Apparently, Pennsylvania’s favorite form of alcohol is vodka, writes the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.

Unflavored vodka was the top seller in 32 of the state’s 67 counties. 

The rest of the counties put their liquor dollars toward American Whiskey.

Ready-to-drink spirits, vodka, whiskey, and tequila had the highest year-over-year increases.

State-wide, we spent $3.02 billion on liquor sales, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year and a new record for the PLCB.

Total sales for spirits came in at $1.6 billion. Regular non-luxury wine brought in $870.3 million.

The state’s most populated counties—Allegheny, Philadelphia and Montgomery, accounted for 35 percent of sales.

November and December were the two top selling months, according to the report.

Read more about Pennsylvania liquor sales at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Check out this review of the top 5 whiskeys in Pennsylvania.

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