It could be an especially festive St. Patrick’s Day this year, according to data from the Panjiva research team. December through February shipments of stout are at a record 785—an increase of nearly five percent over last year and almost 15 percent over 2011.
What’s really got leprechauns leaping, however, is the rise of Jameson shipments: With 69 shipments of the whiskey coming in from December through February, this year marks an increase of a remarkable 430 percent from 2012, and a whopping 6800 percent from 2011.
While the reasons for the jump may remain unclear, it’s certain that this March 17th will be a merry one. Cheers!