Beverage Information Group’s Liquor Handbook 2015 reported that the American whiskey category drove distilled spirits growth for the eighteenth consecutive year, up 1.5-percent and reaching 211.8 million 9-liter cases in 2014. Straight whiskey sales increased by 6.4-percent and vodka increased by 1.0-percent, tequila increased by 5-percent, as well as Brandy and Cognac increased by 3.5-percent. The recently released report said on- and off-premise sales in distilled spirits rose in 2014 compared to 2013. Canadian whiskey, Scotch whiskey, gin, rum and prepared cocktails reported overall decline. The Liquor Handbook 2015 follows sales trends in the U.S. spirits industry and studies consumption data, projected sales in category and market, leading brands and historical information.