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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|14||37185||Orloff Vodka (Plastic Bottle)||750ML||12||$777,297||10,298||123,577|
|16||69651||Dr McGillicuddys Menthol||50ML||120||$977,473||8,839||1,060,735|
|20||13638||Lord Calvert Canadian||1.75L||6||$678,563||8,263||49,576|
|24||35918||Five O'Clock Vodka||1.75L||6||$549,313||7,393||44,357|