Looking For a Good Pour: Hard Liquor Capitals Around The World

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

When it comes to alcohol consumption, people can get their fix in many ways. Between wine, beer and hard liquor, the various brands and types can seem endless. Given the long-standing history of alcohol, it’s no wonder people have been able to create so many varieties.

Most countries around the world consume alcohol, and many prefer one type over the other. Often times, this correlates to the type of alcohol that country produces. For example, France and Italy are two of the most wine-loving countries — their citizens drink the majority of their alcohol in the form of wine. However, some countries prefer beer, and many others prefer a shot of hard liquor.


Wine, Spirits: Double Gold INDOGGO® Gin Goes National


Also known as a distilled spirit, hard liquor has no added sugar and over 20 percent alcohol by volume. In the U.S., it also tends to be the drink of choice for underage binge-drinkers.

Using data from the World Health Organization, HealthGrove found the countries that drink the majority of their alcohol in the form of hard liquor and examined their respective binge-drinking rates. The percentage of binge-drinkers accounts for adults who have consumed six or more alcoholic beverages on at least one occasion in the past 30 days. If no data exists for these categories, it is not included.

#25. Laos

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 64.4%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 35.6%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 23.5%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 5.2%

#24. Republic of Moldova

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 64.5%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 5.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 30.4%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 49.1%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 16.5%

#23. Kazakhstan

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 65.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 3.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 31.8%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 14.7%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 1.3%


Domaines Barons de Rothschild Wines Review – Delightful, Refreshing, Enjoyable


#22. Grenada

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 66.2%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 4.3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 29.3%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 7.6%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 4.9%

#21. Bosnia And Herzegovina

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 67.7%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 3.2%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 29.1%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 12.4%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.7%

#20. China

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 69.2%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 27.8%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 13.9%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.7%

#19. Mongolia

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 69.6%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 2.8%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 27.6%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 40.2%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 13.6%

#18. Djibouti

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 71.5%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 5.3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 23.2%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 0.2%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 53.5%

#17. Thailand

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 72.6%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0.4%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 27%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 2.3%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.1%

#16. Philippines

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 72.7%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0.3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 26.9%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 3.1%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.2%

#15. Kyrgyzstan

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 72.9%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 4.2%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 22.6%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 14.5%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 1.1%

#14. Tuvalu

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 74.5%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 15.5%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 10%

#13. Jordan

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 75.4%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 2.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 22.4%


Empower Cocktails Launches Ladies-Focused Spirits Line


#12. Uzbekistan

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 75.4%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 6.3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 18.3%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 20.4%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.4%

#11. Guyana

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 76.6%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0.3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 23%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 9.9%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 26.7%

#10. Cook Islands

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 77.4%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 22.6%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 0%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.1%

#9. Dominica

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 77.9%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 7.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 13.7%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 41.3%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 19.9%

#8. Qatar

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 84.6%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 13.9%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 1.2%

#7. Armenia

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 84.9%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 5.3%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 9.7%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 38.3%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 2.2%

#6. Sri Lanka

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 85.2%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 13%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 0.8%


An Afternoon With Courvoisier’s Master Blender Patrice Pinet

#5. United Arab Emirates

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 86.7%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 2.9%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 10.3%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 0.2%

The Emirate of Sharjah prohibits alcohol. However, given its relatively small population size within the United Arab Emirates, we still include the country as a whole.

#4. Liberia

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 88.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 10.8%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 18.9%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 4.7%

#3. Tajikistan

 

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 88.7%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 1.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 10.2%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 1.9%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 0.1%

#2. India

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 93.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0.1%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 6.8%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 3.2%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 8.2%

A few states in India prohibit alcohol. However, given the large population size of the country as a whole, we still include it on this list.

#1. Haiti

Percent of Alcohol Consumption From Hard Alcohol: 99.6%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Wine: 0.2%
Percent of Alcohol Consumption from Beer: 0.2%

Percent of Males Who Binge-Drink: 9.4%
Percent of Females Who Binge-Drink: 3.2%

Research Other Conditions on HealthGrove

Haute Tease

  • HL Health, Wellness: Foods To Reverse Brain Damage

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Attempting challenging puzzles and reading up on the theory of relativity aren't the only ways to keep your brain at its finest. The right diet also can do wonders, improving the brain's function and even helping to reverse brain damage.

     
  • WHY HIM Review - Hysterical, LOL, A Silicon Valley Comedic Romp

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    WHY HIM, from Twentieth Century Fox Films and TSG Entertainment, brings to the screen a laugh out loud comedic romp through Silicon Valley and the new age world of tech apps, platforms, coding, and the over the top creative extravagances.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Impeachment, UK Tory Win, NZ Volcano, Greta Thunburg/Bob Iger, Danny Aiello

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    After a day of contentious debate, the House Judiciary committee approved two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, making him the fourth president in history to face the possibility of removal of duties from Impeachment.

     
  • Avert Valentine’s Day Disaster – Last Minutes Gifts Under $65

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Showing your loved one just how much you care on Valentine's Day doesn't have to break the bank. With this collection of decadent, whimsical and generally thoughtful gift ideas that also happen to be economical, your Valentine's Day game can remain on-point without the hefty price tag.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump’s Troubled Presidency; Mid-Terms; Greece/CA Wild Fires; Julian Assange; Orca Whale

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump announced the recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics with gleeful jubilance as the stabilizing economy and low unemployment numbers appear to be the only bright spot in what is best defined as a troubled presidency.

     
  • The President's Speak: Ballmer, Dauman Talk on The Economy, Recession and The Biz

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Three of biggest names in the media business today, NBC's Jeff Zucker, Viacom's Philippe Dauman and Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer recently gathered for one powerhouse summit at the Midtown Manhattan headquarters of publishing giant, McGraw-Hill.

     
  • Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    After more than 50 hours of deliberation the jury in the Bill Cosby aggravated sexual assault trail remained deadlocked, even as they were ordered to return and continue to deliberate they came back today, Saturday, and remained deadlocked.

     
  • Home, Décor: How to Make a Luxurious Home Cozy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The fall season is the perfect opportunity to get comfortable and cozy with friends and family. Transforming a house into a snug utopia comes with its own challenges, especially if the humble abode is not so humble.