Demand for Irish Whiskey has risen by 11.2% in the past year, according to a International Wine and Spirits Research report.
The recent increase in demand for Irish whiskey has made it the fastest growing drink in the spirits sector, according to fft.ie. Ireland, the US, France, Britain, and South Africa are leading the drinks global sales, which grew in 17 leading markets.
William Lavelle, Head of the Irish Whiskey Association, stated, "Irish whiskey is experiencing exceptional growth around the world with almost 200 bottles being sold every minute…The US is our most valuable market both in terms of exports and attracting Irish whiskey tourists. Volumes grew by 17.6% last year in the US alone, with sales reaching a record 104 million bottles.
"Irish whiskey accounts for more than one third of Irish beverage exports and these figures put Irish whiskey well on track to meet its ambitious export target of 144 million bottles by 2020 and 288 million by 2030."
An estimated €1.3b will be spent by roughly 1.9m people at Irish distilleries by the year 2025.
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