U.S. prefers vodka

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(KTVI) - Years ago when Branson comedian Yakov Smirnoff arrived in the U.S., he saw a big billboard that said America loves Smirnoff. And he thought, what a country.

But America is changing. Smirnoff is losing share of the U.S. market. There are so many kinds of vodkas that liquor stores are beginning to look like vodka stores.

Quartz news site gathered data from Euromonitor to create a map showing which country prefers which liquor. Visit their website to view the map.

1 Comment

  • Steve Adams

    That’s not how the story goes. When Yakov arrived in the United States in 1977, he came with his parents and had the last name of Pokhis. When he started standup comedy, he took on the stage name Smirnoff after the Vodka.

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