Here is a great site if you want to know how your state or region compare with others...

http://alcoholism.about.com/gi/dynam...s/consum03.htm

In 1880, the average American adult consumed 2.4 gallons of spirits annually. And even though Americans consumed more beer (11.1 gallons annually)
In 2005...the U.S. average was 1.19 gallons of beer, .36 gallons of wine and
.7 gallons of spiritis..all types...overall...2.24 gallons per capita.
So..the average American in 1880 drank far more...at least 13.5 (+wine?) compared to 2.24!

Wow...our ancestors must have had beer an most meals and frequent shots of whiskey....or maybe gin and vodka in different regions....I assume wine was a luxury item.