Over the past few years, spirits market sales made up over a third of total alcohol sales in the United States. The total U.S. sales volume of distilled spirits amounted to 215.1 million 9 liter cases in 2015. Thereof, about 46.2 million 9 liter cases were generated on-premise and 169.8 million 9 liter cases were made in the off-premise sector. Broken down by category, vodka took the lion's share of volume sales of the spirits industry, followed by whiskey/whisky and rum, respectively.
The average per capita consumption of spirits in the United States amounted to 1.6 gallons in 2015. The states with the highest amount of enjoyed spirits, in terms of gallons consumed, were New Hampshire, District of Columbia and Nevada in 2015.