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Montgomery County's New Sunday Liquor Sales Prove Vodka is a Residential Favorite
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Montgomery County's New Sunday Liquor Sales Prove Vodka is a Residential Favorite

By Scott Broom

KENSINGTON, Md. (WUSA) -- Vodka dominates the taste of Washington area drinkers according to statistics from Montgomery County's Department of Liquor Control and Virginia's ABC.

In Montgomery County, 5 of the top 6 selling brands are vodkas, according to George Griffin, Director of the Department of Liquor Control.

"It reflects a national trend that's gone on for over a decade," Griffin said. "There's sort of a return to the cocktail culture. Some people blame it on the Cosmopolitan being popular again after 'Sex in the City'."

Virginia's Alcohol Control Board also reports Vodka brands as the biggest sellers statewide.

In Montgomery County, the top six brands are:

  1. Smirnoff Vodka
  2. Skyy Vodka
  3. Burnett's Vodka
  4. Grey Goose Vodka
  5. Bacardi Light Rum
  6. Absolut Vodka

Montgomery County reports gross sales of over $230 million a year in alcohol sales. More than a quarter of that business is done during the holiday months of November and December.

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