Regardless of why they drink it, Mainers undeniably have a Number 1 favorite when it comes to brands of hard alcohol: Allen’s Coffee Brandy.
But it’s not only Number 1. Because the state tracks bottle sizes separately, it is also ranks second, sixth, and tenth in terms of numbers of units sold each year. No other brand registers more than once in the top 10.
Next weekend in the Bangor Daily News and bangordailynews.com, reporter Bill Trotter explores the reasons behind the drink’s perennial popularity and its troubling reputation.
-Bangor Daily News