Spring Liquor Sales in Alberta

Gin Sales Soar

Spirits took the lead in sales this spring with gin being the spirit of choice for many Albertans. As the weather warmed up, people started enjoying gin and tonics and a range of fresh cocktails, such as the Fiore Negroni and Wishbone’s Beautiful British Columbia (recipes in the Gin Styles & Cocktails article). Rum, whisky and vodka also showed increases over 2016.

March 1 – May 31, 2017 in HL                                      % change from 2016

BEER                          142,431*                                     -13.68%
WINE                        109,904                                         -0.17%
COOLER                     61,546                                          -7.67%
CIDER                         16,489                                          -6.17%
GIN                              2,144                                            9.04%
RUM                           12,351                                           5.45%
VODKA                      21,546                                           2.85%
WHISKY                     16,853                                          4.43%

*Beer sale stats are through Connect Logistics only

Source: Connect Logistics