US sales of Jameson up 37%

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Sales of Jameson Irish Whiskey in the United States have increased by 37% in the last year, according to parent company Pernod Ricard.

The whiskey also saw substantial growth in the German, Canadian and Australian markets, according to a report on insideireland.ie.

They quote Pernod Ricard’s CEO as saying: “Once again this six month period has proven to be very dynamic and successful for Jameson, as it continues its rise up the list of the world’s elite spirit brands. Jameson is now in its twenty-third consecutive year of growth and is experiencing double-digit growth in forty markets.

“With sales of over 3.8 million cases achieved in calendar year 2011, we are confident that Jameson will reach its next identified milestone of 4 million cases in 2012.”

Recent figures from America’s Distilled Spirits Council showed that in 2011 sales of Irish whiskey in the US exceeded those of single malt Scotch for the first time.

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