We're all aware that Montanans like to drink. In fact, according to a recent study, the drunkest county in the entire country is located here in Montana.

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

Research showed that almost 28 percent of the residents of Gallatin County are "excessive drinkers" while around 24 percent of Montanans fall into that category. We also know that Missoula was ranked one of the drunkest cities in America, so when you add all that up, what do you get?

Well, you get Montana making the list of the drunkest states in America.

100.7 KXLB logo
Get our free mobile app

The truth? Booze is big business in Big Sky Country. We have several breweries and distilleries across the state that produce some of the finest adult beverages around and Montanans are not shy about consuming them.

Before we reveal where Montana ranks compared to other states on the "Drunk Scale", lets take a look at some of the best ways to cure a Montana sized hangover.

The Best Cures For A Montana-Sized Hangover

Montanans are known for a few things. Being kind, being helpful, being self-resilient, and being down for a good time. Here in Big Sky Country, we love to celebrate and there's a pretty good chance that those celebrations include adult beverages. Whether you're a fan of beer, wine, or spirits, there are lots of options in The Treasure State, and for those who like to partake, we've got some hangover cures for those who might have partook a little too much.

Gallery Credit: Derek Wolf

How drunk is Montana compared to other states?

Insider Monkey listed the Top 20 Drunkest States in America and not only did Montana make the list, but we also ranked near the top. According to the data, Montana is the 5th drunkest state in America with an average of 3.34 gallons of ethanol consumption.

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

While drinking has always been a Montana pastime, it seems that the numbers have increased over the last few years, especially since the pandemic with figures showing that Montanans are buying almost 25 percent more liquor since 2020.

Which states outdrink Montana?

According to the facts and figures Nevada, the District of Columbia (we know, it's not a state so technically we're 4th), Delaware, and New Hampshire all rank higher. The folks of New Hampshire outdrink Montanans by over a gallon coming in on an average of 4.43 gallons of ethanol consumption.

Montana is not only a leader when it comes to consumption, we're also near the top when it comes to drunk driving fatalities. According to The Zebra, Montana ranks 3rd drunk driving fatalities behind Wyoming and North Dakota.

Credit: The Zebra
Credit: The Zebra

13 Fantastic Dive Bars in Montana

Montana is full of great dive bars. Here are a few of the best in the state!

Gallery Credit: Jesse James

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?

More From 100.7 KXLB