Tito’s Handmade Vodka knocks off Smirnoff as US’ top-selling distilled spirit, report says

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 12: A view of Tito’s Vodka on display as Titans of BBQ presented by National Beef and Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Dario Cecchini, Pat LaFrieda and Michael Symon at Pier 97 on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

(KXAN) — The top-selling distilled spirit in the country is now Tito’s Handmade Vodka, according to the International Wine and Spirits Record.

Tito’s knocked Smirnoff vodka off its decade-long reign at the top of the chart, the London-based agency said in its 2019 U.S. beverage alcohol review.

In a press release Wednesday, the IWSR said Tito’s sales jumped more than 20% in 2019. Vodka is also the largest spirit category by volume in the country, the report said.

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Spirit volumes increased by 2.3% as a whole across the country, led by a 40% increase in mezcal. Japanese whiskey volumes increased 23.1%, Irish whiskey went up 8.6%, tequila increased 9.3%, U.S. whiskey increased 5.5% and cognac volumes went up 4%, according to the report.

Tito’s has been Virginia’s number one seller for the last two years. Rounding out the rest of the top five in 2019 were Hennessy VS, Jack Daniel’s 7 Black, Jim Beam and Fireball Cinnamon.

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