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 2019

Case Rank Code Description Size Pack Sales Cases (9L) Bottles
1 56308 Allens Coffee 1.75L 6 $4,606,869 51,767 266,293
2 38178 Titos Handmade Vodka 1.75 L 6 $6,164,494 44,592 229,382
3 1799 Captain Morgan Spiced-Barrel 1.75L 6 $2,536,730 22,791 117,236
4 34578 Pinnacle Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,817,193 21,809 112,187
5 43120 Bacardi Superior Rum (Plastic Bottle) 1.75L 6 $1,881,882 19,989 102,826
6 35648 Crown Russe Vodka 1.75L 6 $958,261 16,918 87,029
7 64861 Fireball Cinnamon Whisky 50ML 120 $3,672,882 15,660 2,847,195
8 56305 Allens Coffee (Plastic Bottle) 750ML 12 $1,856,921 15,568 186,813
9 38008 Smirnoff (Plastic Bottle) 1.75L 6 $1,471,565 15,090 77,624
10 37188 Orloff Vodka 1.75L 6 $957,178 14,839 76,330
11 34008 Absolut Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,869,425 14,711 75,674
12 11788 Black Velvet 1.75L 6 $933,242 12,559 64,606
13 56307 Allens Coffee 1L 12 $1,296,934 12,347 111,134
14 38177 Titos Handmade Vodka 1L 12 $2,410,056 12,315 110,844
15 34821 Svedka Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,45,465 11,674 60,050
16 69651 Titos Handmade Vodka 750ML 12 $2,353,606 11,509 138,104
17 19068 Jim Beam 1.75L 6 $1,437,666 11,294 58,096
18 37988 Skyy Vodka 1.75L 6 $1,097,404 10,682 54,951
19 37185 Orloff Vodka (Plastic Bottle) 750ML 12 $816,816 9,836 118,037
20 10628 Canadian Club 1.75L 6 $937,986 9,782 50,321
21 13638 Lord Calvert Canadian 1.75L 6 $678,591 9,463 48,679
22 56578 Boston Coffee 1.75L 6 $538,449 9,134 46,985
23 64865 Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (Plastic Bottle) 750ML 12 $1,410,931 8,884 106,611
24 43338 Captain Morgan Spiced 1.75L 6 $985,699 8,793 45,231
25 26828 Jack Daniels Black 1.75L 6 $1,557,193 8,591 44,191