Spirits Report 2007

07 September, 2007

Compiled by Christine Boggis, Laura Clark and Rebecca Evans

The UK off-trade spirits market has rallied in 2007

after a stagnant 2006, according to Nielsen figures to Aug 11 2007. Some categories - notably gin and malt - saw sales hit the same levels as they did in 2004/5,

after a dip in 2006. Maybe after World Cup fever, and with the summer that never happened, consumers who went all-out for lager and cider last year are turning back to spirits.

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In-depth analysis of the eight key spirits categories

TNS profile of off-trade spirits drinkers

The top 10 spirits brands


1 Smirnoff Red Label

Bell's 8 Year Old 2

3 The Famous Grouse

Glen's Vodka 4

5 Gordon's

Bacardi Superior 6

7 Baileys

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey 8

9 Teacher's Highland Cream

William Grant's 10

Nielsen MAT to Aug 11 2007, GB off-trade

Data in the OLN Spirits Report was sourced from Nielsen's Off-trade Scantrack Service.

Scantrack monitors weekly sales from a nationwide network of EPoS checkout scanners. Coverage includes grocery multiples, co-ops, multiple off-licences, independents, symbol groups and multiple forecourts. Nielsen's retail measurement service provides comprehensive information on actual purchases, market shares, pricing, distribution and promotional activities. It is the fastest and most accurate monitor of consumer sales.

The OLN Spirits Report was compiled by the Nielsen company exclusively for William Reed. All data remains the intellectual property of

Nielsen and the Nielsen company. No reproduction of the lists or data within is permitted without prior consent of the Nielsen company.

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