The 5 Best-Selling Single Malt Scotch Whisky Brands in the U.S.

Despite the competition from other surging spirits on the U.S. market, Scotch whisky is holding on. According to Shanken News Daily’s Impact Databank, thirst for single malt expressions grew steadily year-over-year from 2011 to 2021, with exports to the U.S. practically doubling in size to hit 2 million cases for the first time.

Despite explosive growth, sales themselves have slowed in recent years, largely thanks to rising demand for spirits like tequila and American whiskey. Even so, in 2023, single malt Scotch exports to the U.S. remained high, with 1.93 million 9-liter cases arriving stateside. While that’s a volume decline of 14.3 percent year-over-year, Impact Databank reports that value has remained relatively consistent, down only 1.4 percent in the same time frame.

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