I’m a little late on this, but in September, VinePair ranked all the states in terms of who drinks the most. Surprisingly, the Bourbon Capital of the World was in the second-to-lowest category, at about 1.89-2.10 gallons of ethanol consumed a year.
I’m not sure how accurate this is, because everyone I know drinks. Or maybe that has more to do with who I call my friends and neighbors.
Anyway, there are a lot of big-drinkin’ states located out west, which surprised me. But really, what else is there to do besides hiking and drinking?
The top highest states were New Hampshire, Washington, D.C. (yes, I know this isn’t a state), Delaware, Nevada and North Dakota. And the lowest states were Utah (blame the Mormons!), West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Other states near Kentucky’s numbers were Ohio, Georgia and Alabama.
This says to me that we’ve got some work to do. Bottoms up!