Montgomery County ranked pretty high in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s annual report for 2018-19 in liquor sales in the six-county region.
The report shows Montgomery County ranked third in wine and liquor sales, with $222,612,635 in sales, or 9.98 percent in total county sales.
Leading the pack was Allegheny County, with $309,592,819 in wine and liquor sales for 2018-19, or 13.88 percent share. Philadelphia was next, at $256,390,611, or 11.5 percent.
Bucks County placed fourth, with $151,932,397, or 6.81 percent.
Chester County was fifth, with $116,033,502 in wine and liquor sales in 2018-19, or 5.2 percent.
Delaware County was sixth, generating $88,114,171 in sales for 2018-19, or 3.95 percent of the Philadelphia region’s county share.
Montgomery County’s drink of choice was red table wine, with $43,902,633 in sales. That was followed by whiskey, $35,573,711; vodka, $33,867.119; white table wine, $33,316,109 and sparkling wine, $9,979,200.
Across Pennsylvania, the best-selling product last year was mini airplane bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
Pennsylvanian’s wet their whistle on 5.5 million 99-cent bottles of the stuff, a 272.8 percent sales increase, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Overall, wine, liquor and spirits sales were at a five-year high across the state, the Journal reported.