The world of diverse liquor beverages
Alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol and is classified into three categories, namely: wines, spirits and beer. Liquor beverages are often important part of social scene mainly because it helps everyone to let their hair down and have a good time.
Everybody has their favourite liquor beverage that they enjoy. Some social drinkers go to the bar or pubs to enjoy their drink while mingling with their friends while others will want to stock up the bar in their homes for entertaining or enjoying a cocktail at the end of the day. Some may include high quality selection of whiskey or fine wine while for some the pleasures of vodka or tequila may be more to their liking.
Whiskey is recognized world over and is the most popular and preferred choice of many. There are single malts from a single distillery or vatted malt that is a blend of whiskies from different distilleries. A ‘pure malt’ or just ‘malt’ on the label is a vatted whiskey. Blended whiskies are made from mix of malt and grain whiskies, the famous brands being Chivas Regal and Canadian Club.
Brandy and Cognac are from the Cognac region of France are the best that is available in the market. Cognac, the luxurious cousin of brandy is one of the finest drinks with 40% alcohol content. Remy Martin, Courvoisier, Hennessy and Martell capture about 85% of the market. Brandy is of three types, and is made of grapes unless specified otherwise. Fruit brandies are normally made from peaches, plum, apricots, cherries etc. The third type is Pomace brandy that is neither nor coloured.
Rum has the loosest association to any one location, the majority originated in the Caribbean and most of it is still produced there. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails while golden and dark rum are appropriate for drinking straight or for cooking.
Vodka has an alcoholic content between 35-70%by volume and is traditionally drunk straight up in vodka belt countries. It is commonly used in cocktails and mixed drinks like Bloody Mary, the Screwdriver, vodka tonic etc.
All these liquor beverages are served in different ways to suit taste and preferences. They can be had straight at room temperature without any additional ingredient or can be had ‘on the rocks’ over ice cubes. Some prefer it with tonic water, club soda, juice or cola. Some of the liquor is used as a core ingredient for cocktails or shooter.
Then there is a selection of wines and beers and other products that are more commonly consumed by people when they feel the need to indulge after a day at work. Whether it is being given as a gift or just kept in the fridge for regular consumption, there is variety of liquor beverages available to suit every occasion.
A pleasantly different type of liquor but equally flavoursome is the anisette liqueur. For some anisette liquor is a perfect ending to a fine meal, some prefer it at room temperature while others like it to be served chilled and there are some who love it when poured slowly over ice cubes.
Get the most out of your liquor beverages and it will surely help to lift your spirits but take care to be a moderate drinker so that you enjoy them and not become engulfed by their intoxication. The importance of being moderate cannot be negated as the harm of excess drinking is very real. So enjoy your beverages but drink responsibly.