Distilleries in the US: Market Research Report

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Distilleries Market Research Report | NAICS 31214 | Dec 2015

In good spirits: Rising incomes will fuel demand for premium liquors, bouying industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Distilleries market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Distilleries industry managed to escape declines during and immediately after the economic downturn due to a consumer trend toward premiumization, or an increase in the consumption of high-grade liquor and spirits. Additionally, the increased popularity of cocktails over the five-year period resulted in more liquor consumption at on-premises drinking establishments. Although the industry remains highly concentrated, with brand loyalty and acquisitions maintaining the dominance of a few top players, the industry has also experienced an influx of small-scale craft distilleries. Overall, the Distilleries industry is expected to sustain its growth over the next five years, buouyed by continued improvements in consumer spending and greater demand for higher-margin craft spirits... purchase to read more

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Whiskey currently accounts for the largest segment of industry revenue. Made from mashed corn, rye and other grains, it comes in a number of different categories that vary based on their main ingredients, alcoholic content and quality. The most common types of whiskey listed under US federal regulation include bourbon, corn, malt, rye and wheat whiskeys. Its prominence within the industry is due in part to the growing popularity of high-end whiskeys, which represent a disproportionately large segment of total whiskey sales. For example, sales of high-end premium and super-premium segments make up 64.4% of all whiskey sales, compared with 20.9% of high-end and super premium rum sales... purchase to read more


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What is the Distilleries Industry?

This industry consists of establishments engaged in distilling spirits (i.e. not beer or wine). The three main activities they are engaged in is distilling potable liquors (except brandies), blending liquors, and mixing liquors with other ingredients. These spirits are then bottled and sold primarily to liquor wholesalers, as well as to other retail stores.

Industry Products
VodkaGinWhiskeyOther spiritRumCordialsTequila
Industry Activities
Distilling liquorsBlending liquorsBottling liquors

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