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Virginia ABC sales break record for 20th consecutive year

Sales totaled more than $984 million

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ROANOKE, Va. – A lot has changed across the Commonwealth over the years, but some things stay the same -- Virginians like to drink. 

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority announced on Tuesday its 20th consecutive record-breaking year, with sales in the 2018 fiscal year topping $984.8 million. 

That's $43.6 million more than the previous year, according to Virginia ABC officials. 

According to 2018 sales, the top five brands in Virginia ABC stores are: 

  • Tito's Handmade 
  • Hennessy VS
  • Jack Daniel's 7 Black 
  • Jim Beam
  • Fireball Cinnamon 
  • Of the top five sellers, Tito's saw the most impressive jump in sales -- from $25 million to $33.5 million -- more than a 30 percent increase.