Classification Of Alcoholic Beverage

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Classification of Alcoholic Beverage

Alcohol – People have been drinking liquor for a great many years. Liquor is both a concoction and a psychoactive medication. In science, a liquor exists when a hydroxy gathering, a couple of oxygen and hydrogen iotas, replaces the hydrogen particle in a hydrocarbon. Alcohols tie with different iotas to make optional alcohols. These auxiliary alcohols are the three kinds of liquor that people utilize each day: methanol, isopropanol, and ethanol.


Fermented beverage made from fruit juices, herbal infusions, soaked grains, green and black tea that have allowed to culture or ferment for a period of time.

Example:-Wine- Grapes
Beer- Barley, Wheat, Rice Etc.
Sake- Rice
Cider- Apples
Perry- Pears
Mead- Honey
Pulque- Agave Sap
Toddy/Tadi- Palm Sap

Different Types of Alcoholic Drinks By Alcohol Content

There are many different kinds of alcoholic drinks, and some of them contain more alcohol than others. The types of alcoholic drinks with higher concentrations of alcohol are able to cause drunkenness and alcohol poisoning more quickly and in smaller doses.

Undistilled Drinks



Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage worldwide. In fact, after water and tea, beer is the most commonly-consumed drink in the world. Beer is also most likely the oldest alcoholic drink in history. A standard beer, whether it be a lager or an ale, has between 4% to 6% ABV, although some beers have higher or lower concentrations of alcohol. For example, “light beers” only have between 2% to 4% ABV while “malt liquors” have between 6% to 8%.


Red wine

wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes. Yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol, carbon dioxide, and heat. Wine contain 5.5 to 15.5% of alcohol.

Wine classification

By colour- Red, White, Rose
By body- Light, medium, and Full- bodies
By sweetness- Dry, medium, sweet
By harvest year- vintage
By grapes- varietal By region- generic old world( European), new world

By harvest year- vintage

Hard Cider

Hard cider is fermented apple juice. It usually has about 5% ABV.


Mead, a blend of water and fermented honey, has between 10% to 14% ABV.


Sakéa well-known Japanese drink made from fermented rice, has an alcohol concentration of about 16% ABV.

Distilled Drinks (Liquors and Spirits)


Gin is a spirit made from juniper berries. It can have anywhere from 35% to 55% ABV.


Brandy is distilled wine. The concentration of alcohol in brandy ranges from 35% to 60%. For example, one famous brandy, Cognac, has 40% ABV.


Whiskey is a spirit made from distilled, fermented grain. The ABV of whiskey ranges from 40% to 50%.


Rum, a distilled drink made from fermented sugarcane or molasses, has a typical alcohol concentration of 40% ABV. Some rum is “overproof,” meaning that it has an alcohol concentration of at least 57.5% ABV. Most overproof rum exceeds this minimum, usually reaching 75.5% ABV, which is equivalent to 151 proof.


Tequila is another popular spirit. The main ingredient of tequila is the Mexican agave plant. The alcohol concentration of tequila is usually about 40% ABV.


Vodka, a liquor usually made from fermented grains and potatoes, has a standard alcohol concentration of 40% ABV in the United States.


Absinthe is a spirit made from a variety of leaves and herbs. There is no evidence for the idea that absinthe is a hallucinogen, but it does has a high alcohol concentration. Some forms of absinthe have about 40% ABV, while others have as much as 90% ABV.


Everclear, a grain-based spirit, is another drink with a heavy alcohol concentration. The minimum ABV of Everclear is 60%, but Everclear can also have 75.5% and 95% ABV.