Idaho residents buy more liquor, less beer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho residents are buying less beer and more liquor, according to the state Liquor Division.

The Idaho Press reports Liquor Divsion Director Jeff Anderson told the legislature's budget-writing committee on Friday that the division returned a record dividend of more than $83 million in fiscal year 2019.

That's about $6.8 million more than the previous year.

Anderson says Idaho resident's purchases mirror a national trend with consumption of spirits increasing at the expense of beer.