Total U.S. spirits exports reached record levels in 2022, buoyed by the temporary halt to retaliatory tariffs, according to a March 2023 report by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. U.S. spirits exports were up 30% to $2.06 billion and American whiskey exports increased 32% to $1.28 billion. Approximately 34% of U.S. spirits were exported to the EU totaling $703 million, making it the United States’ largest export market. American whiskey exports to the UK remained lower than pre-tariff levels. Total U.S. spirits exports to the EU saw a 25% increase compared to 2021 and have surpassed 2017’s pre-tariff level of $603 million. The top five markets for U.S. spirits are: 1) European Union ($703 million); 2) Canada ($268 million); 3) United Kingdom ($159 million); 4) Australia ($141 million); and 5) Japan ($113 million).