Spirits

Maine is one of 18 jurisdictions that regulates spirits within its borders. By controlling this product, the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations (BABLO) is the only entity that may bring liquor into the state.

Our mission is to effectively regulate the spirits industry to ensure responsible business practices and create a favorable economic climate while prohibiting sales to minors.

Starting on July 1, 2014 and for the next 10 years, the Bureau has contracted with Pine State Spirits to provide administration, warehousing and distribution for Maine spirits business. This partnership has delivered new services and systems to our essential business partners, Agency Liquor Stores. This is an exciting time for the spirits business in Maine.

The listing and pricing of distilled spirits are determined by the Bureau with assistance of the Liquor and Lottery Commission.

For more information about the control process in Maine or for questions relating to distilled spirits in Maine, please email the Bureau at MaineSpirits@maine.gov.

For more information about your favorite distilled spirit including retail price, current pricing specials, recipes, or to find the Maine Spirits agency store nearest you, please go to www.mainespirits.com or download the Maine Spirits mobile app available on the app stores for android or IOS users.

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To learn more about control states, visit the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association.

Top 25 Items for Calendar Year 2017

Case Rank Code Description Size Pack Sales Cases (9L) Bottles
1 56308 Allens Coffee 1.75L 6 $4,999,698 57,021 287,452
2 64861 Fireball Whisky 50ML 120 $4,727,083 43,030 5,163,642
3 38178 Titos Handmade Vodka 1.75L 6 $3,462,869 21,179 127,073
4 1799 Captain Morgan Spiced-Barrel 1.75L 6 $2,557,580 19,897 119,381
5 37188 Orloff Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,249,383 17,447 104,681
6 34578 Pinnacle Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,686,813 16,627 99,761
7 56305 Allens Coffee 750ML 12 $1,922,367 16,573 198,881
8 43120 Bacardi Superior (Plastic Bottle) 1.75L 6 $1,838,742 16,475 98,849
9 35648 Crown Russe Vodka 1.75L 6 $885,014 14,141 84,848
10 38008 Smirnoff (Plastic Bottle) 1.75L 6 $1,537,998 13,332 79,989
11 34008 Absolut Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,884,563 12,257 73,541
12 11788 Black Velvet 1.75L 6 $945,148 11,067 66,404
13 56307 Allens Coffee 1L 12 $1,540,031 10,935 131,218
14 37185 Orloff Vodka (Plastic Bottle) 750ML 12 $777,297 10,298 123,577
15 34821 Svedka Vodka 1.75L 6 $995,579 9,563 57,378
16 69651 Dr McGillicuddys Menthol 50ML 120 $977,473 8,839 1,060,735
17 19068 Jim Beam 1.75L 6 $1,301,576 8,565 51,392
18 56578 Boston Coffee 1.75L 6 $604,826 8,529 51,174
19 37988 Skyy Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,022,438 8,352 50,114
20 13638 Lord Calvert Canadian 1.75L 6 $678,563 8,263 49,576
21 35948 Fleischmanns Vodka 1.75L 6 $576,276 8,100 48,599
22 56304 Allens Coffee 375ML 24 $1,054,319 7,780 186,719
23 12408 Canadian LTD 1.75L 6 $589,621 7,429 44,573
24 35918 Five O'Clock Vodka 1.75L 6 $549,313 7,393 44,357
25 64866 Fireball Whisky 750ML 12 $1,110,602 7,341 88,091