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Dark Spirits Market size was valued at USD 60.44 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow from USD 66.18 billion in 2023 to USD 136.79 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 9.5% in the forecast period (2024-2031).

The dark spirits market is highly competitive, with a large number of established and emerging players competing for market share. Key competitive factors in the market include product innovation, quality, price, distribution channels, and marketing and advertising strategies. In addition, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations are common strategies employed by companies in the market to expand their presence and gain a competitive advantage. Producers are also investing in sustainable and eco-friendly practices to meet the growing demand for environmentally conscious products among consumers. 'Diageo plc', 'Pernod Ricard SA', 'Bacardi Limited', 'Brown-Forman Corporation', 'Beam Suntory Inc.', 'William Grant & Sons Ltd.', 'Campari Group', 'Rémy Cointreau SA', 'The Edrington Group Limited', 'Heaven Hill Brands', 'Sazerac Company', 'Lucas Bols BV', 'Stock Spirits Group PLC', 'Mast-Jägermeister SE', 'Branca International S.p.A.', 'Berry Bros. & Rudd', 'John Distilleries Pvt Ltd', 'St. George Spirits, Inc.', 'Distell Group Limited', 'Altia Oyj', 'In April 2024, United Spirits, a prominent player in the alcohol beverage industry, took a significant step towards diversification by acquiring a 15% stake in Inspired Hospitality, the parent company of Pistola, for Rs 5.65 crore. This strategic move aims to solidify United Spirits' presence in the premium craft segment. ', 'In February 2024, Australian online alcohol retailer Hairydog merged with specialist whisky site Barrel & Batch, relaunching under the Barrel & Batch name with hopes to expand its curated offering of quality whisky, wine and premium spirits. ', 'In December 2023, Bacardi strengthened dark spirits range with Teeling. The news followed Bacardi’s decision to increase its stake in The Teeling Whiskey Company, with founders Jack and Stephen Teeling continuing to own part of the business and run day-to-day operations.'

One key driver of growth in the dark spirits market is the increasing popularity of premium and super-premium segments, as consumers with higher incomes are willing to spend more on high-quality spirits. This trend is particularly pronounced in mature markets such as the United States, Europe, and Japan, where consumers have a strong affinity for premium whiskey brands. As a result, producers in the dark spirits market are investing in innovation and marketing to capitalize on this trend and meet the changing needs and preferences of consumers.

One key trend in the dark spirits market is the increasing demand for premium and super-premium products, driven by a growing consumer preference for higher quality and more exclusive spirits. This trend is also fuelled by the increasing number of affluent consumers worldwide who are willing to pay a premium for luxury and high-end spirits. In addition, the rise of cocktail culture and mixology is also driving demand for premium spirits, as consumers seek out unique and high-quality ingredients to create their own signature cocktails at home or in bars and restaurants.

North America dominated the dark spirits market, with the United States accounting for a significant share of sales revenue. The region's dominance can be attributed to the popularity of whiskey in the US, which is the largest market for whiskey globally. The premiumization trend is also prevalent in North America, with consumers willing to pay more for high-quality spirits.

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Global Dark Spirits Market

Product ID: SQMIG30F2018