ELLSWORTH — Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy remains the top seller in Maine liquor stores, even though sales slipped last year.

Statistics from the state Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations indicate four different sizes of the coffee-flavored liquor produced by M.S. Walker Inc. in Somerville, Mass., finished in the Top 10 in 2011. The top-selling unit was the largest one, sold in 1,750-milliliter bottles.

Tim Poulin, director of operations, tells the Bangor Daily News that there’s a “love affair in Maine” with the liquor. But it may be cooling just a tad.

Officials say that in 2011 there were 988,123 bottles sold with a retail value of $11.2 million. In 2009, the record was more than 1 million bottles sold with a value of nearly $13 million.

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