Types of Alcohol
Types of Alcohol and liquor
Alcohol comes in many forms and variations all around the world. This article will list those types out and list the popular brands for each alcohol type.
Beer or Ale
Alcohol Details: Beer is produced from malted grains or grains that have been sprouted and heated. Brewing beer involves converting the grain to sugar. Once this conversion has been done the sugar is then fermented with various forms of yeast and flavorings for the beer. Beer is then preserved with hops. Hops are a flower that is known to have a bitter taste and is used to balance the sweetnees of malt.
Variations of name (ingredients vary): Lager, Stout, Ale, Cider, Beer, Porter, Cooler
Alcohol percentage: 2.0% to 16%
- Rye: Rye Beer
- Wheat: Wheat Beer
- Barley: Beer, Ale
- Corn: Corn Beer
- Rice: Rice Beer
- Millet: Millet Beer
- Apples: Cider
- Malt and fuit: Fruit malt beverages
- Ginger and raisins: Ginger Beer
- Pears: Pear Cider
- Ginger: Ginger Beer
- Potatoes: Potato Beer
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Wines and Champagne
Alcohol Details: Wine is produced the process of taking fruits such as grapes and placing them into a large vat to be crushed. Yeast is then added to begin the fermentation process of wine. The added yeast interacts with sugar from the fruit that was crushed in the vat. The yeast fermentation process creates the alcohol. After the fermentation process, the solid pieces left over are removed and the remaining fermented batch is aged in wooden casks.
Name Variations (ingredients vary): White wine(riesling, gewurztraminer,chardonnay,sauvignon blanc), Red wine(zifandel, syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir), Rose Wine, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Vermouth, Port Wine, Fortified Wine
Alcohol percentage: 7% to 24%
- Grapes: Red Wine, White Wine, Champagne
- Ginger and raisins: Ginger Wine
- Plum: Plum Wine
- Pomace: pomace Wine
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Alcohol Details: Alcoholic spirits are put through a distillation process that involves the spirit being distilled from fermented grains, fruits, or Vegtables. Sometimes alcohol spirits are malted, distilled, aged or distilled, filtered and aged. Aging is not done everytime on every alcoholic spirit
Alcohol percentage: 25% to 85%
Alcohol: Clear in form, distilled to be fresh and clean tasting and clear looking. Vodka can also contain added flavors. Major consumers of vodka are in the Russian area of Euro-Asia.
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Alcohol: Brown (Gold) or clear (silver, white, Blanco) in color. Distilled from fermented juice from the agave plant. Tequila originates from one specific location in Mexico.
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Alcohol: Clear or dark in form, distilled from molassesor sugar cane. Rum can also contain added flavors. Major rum distillers are located mostly in the Caribbean.
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Alcohol: Brown or dark in color and distilled from mash, corn, or potatoes. Whiskey is primarily Distilled in the USA, and Scotland. Other countries like Japan and Australia are known to produce whiskey too.
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Alcohol: Colorless in nature. Gin is created from already distilled alcohol and then flavored with Juniper berries and other various herbs
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Alcohol: Distilled from the wine of fermented juice (Yeast added in). Brandy is very Prominent in France
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Alcohol: Green in nature and very strong in alcohol percent, and flavored from anise and wormwood. Absinthe is also known by the knickname the green fairy. Absinthe is distilled from wormwood and various herbs. It sometimes contains Thujone which is falsely reported to be a hallucinogenic. Absinthe has a reputation to be taboo and also known for being a mysterious drink. Absinthe is usually consumed mixed with three to five parts water mixed.
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Alcohol: Ouzo is distilled from Pomace. Ouzo is known to be very prominent in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and France. Ouzo is also known to Sometimes contain opium.
Other types of Distilled Alcohol
Liqueurs or Cordials
Alcohol Details: Liqueurs and Cordials are flavored alcohol that have aquired this flavor from being infused with flavors from various fruits, flowers, herbs, woods, chocolates, etc. After the liqueur flavoring process sugar is then added to the liqueur. Cream is also known to be added to alcohol liqueurs too..
Alcohol percentage: 13% to 55%