According to a report by Irish Times, analysts have credited the UFC superstar’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey as part of the reason Irish whiskey sales rose 12% in the U.S. last years.

Via Irish Times  

“Sales of Irish whiskey in the US rose 12 per cent last year passing the $1 billion milestone for the first time.”

“However, Jameson, which has led the Irish whiskey renaissance, is seeing a slowdown in growth in the US with analysts attributing it in part to the launch of Conor McGregor’s Proper No Twelve brand last year.”

According to the numbers revealed by the Distilled Spirits Council, roughly 4.7 million nine-litre cases of Irish whiskey were sold in the United States last year, marking a significant increase from the year prior and even more so from 2003 when distillers combined for sales of just $74 million.

Conor McGregor launched Proper No Twelve last September exclusively in Ireland, and the U.S. Since following shortly after.  Distribution has since expanded to the UK and Australia.

If things keep going as they have, McGregor will probably never have to fight again. 

Being a whiskey champ sounds a lot safer than fighting Khabib a second time. 

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