Chester County isn’t nearly as thirsty as Philadelphia, Montgomery, or Bucks counties, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s annual report for 2018-19.
The report revealed that Chester County ranked fifth in wine and liquor sales, generating $116,033,502 in sales in 2018-19.
Leading the pack was Allegheny County, with $309,592,819 in wine and liquor sales. Philadelphia was next at $256,390,611.
Montgomery County placed third, with $222,612,635 in sales, while Bucks County placed fourth, with $151,932,397.
Chester County’s drink of choice was red table wine, which generated the highest sales at $25,552,292. Next was box wine at $5,936,638, followed by liqueur/cordials at $4,063,045, gin at $2,568,536, and brandy/cognac at $2,097,980.
Across Pennsylvania, the best-selling product last year was mini-airplane bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Pennsylvanians wet their whistle on 5.5 million 99-cent bottles of the stuff, a 272.8 percent sales increase, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Overall, wine, liquor, and spirits sales were at a five-year high across the state, the Journal reported.