Types Of Liquor

The word liquor is to refer to all alcoholic drinks. There are very many types of liquor meant for different occasions and are served using different glasses. For example, whiskey should be served in a whiskey glass while rum should be served in a rum glass. It not only makes one to appreciate his or her drink but also makes them to have some sense of belonging.

Different types of liquors are made by different companies and with different ingredients other than the alcohol itself. This makes these them to come in a wide range of tastes and flavors. Most liquors have an alcohol percentage of about 2% to 60% for the case of those from Russia.

In most cases, each and every country has their own regulatory body which dictates the amount of alcohol a given liquor should have and the age limit for those taking the liquor. In most cases, they’ll always warn the users of the dangers or health complications which the liquor comes with.

Some of the most common types of liquor include rum, vodka, gin, spirits etc. Even the knowledge of fractional distillation is common to all these types of liquors, the way this kind of distillation makes one liquor to be totally different from the other especially when it comes to taste.


This is a very popular hard liquor. They are made by distilling grains either two or three times depending on the taste which is to be achieved. It is then aged in oaks which makes these kinds of hard liquor to achieve very may complex flavors.

Examples of whiskeys include Jack Daniels, Jameson, and Johnnie Walker. These liquors have an alcohol percentage of about 40% by volume.


Just like whiskeys, these types of liquor are also characterized with higher alcohol percentages of about 40%. Making vodkas involves distilling grains, potatoes or sugar beets. The distillation process is carried out severally until a pure form of ethanol is achieved. The higher content of ethanol is then diluted using a proportional amount of water since consuming higher percentages of ethanol is very harmful to health.

Vodka are majorly produced in bulk in Eastern Europe and Russia.


The most commonly used ingredients include pears, apples or wine grapes. Just like whiskies and vodkas, making brandy also requires distillation process. The most popular types of brandy are Courvoisier and Hennessey.


These kinds of liquors are natural spirits which have flavored taste. This taste I achieved by adding either citrus peels or juniper. A very popular example is the martinis.


They are made by distilling sugarcane juice or molasses. They exist in either dark or light forms. Some of the most popular rums include mojitos and old monk.


These are some of the most expensive types of liquors from Mexico. They are mostly used to make cocktails e.g. the margaritas.

These are some of the most common categories of liquors. There are over 1000 different types of liquors under each category which come with different tastes.