What are Alcoholic Beverages ?

Alcoholic Beverages are portable liquid which contain 1% to 75% AVB of liquor. They are produced by the introduction of yeast for fermentation.

Yeast is added into substance such as Grapes, Grains, Barley, Fruits, Sugarcane amd Rice and then distilled. The Alcohol content is measure as 'Alcohol by Volume' which is abbreviated as 'ABV'.


Alcohol is made from

Different Methods by which Alcohol is prepared

Fermented beverages (9%–16% ABV)

Fermented beverages, as its name suggests are those type of alcohol which is prepared with a fermentation process. During this process the sugar is converted to ethanol and carbon dioxide with the help of yeasts. Some examples of fermented beverages are Beer, Champagne, Wine Etc.

Distilled beverages (17%-75% ABV)

Distilled beverages are also called  as spirits. These type of alcohol is produced by the distillation process where a juice or other liquids which is already fermented is evaporated by boiling and then collected via process called condensation. There are a large variety of liquor produced with this process like Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum etc.

Fortified drinks (Upto 20% ABV)

Fortified drinks are those who have been fermented, distilled and then finally be "fortified" to increase its alcohol content by adding additional alcohol. This is done to achieve a balance in flavour and liquor content. Some examples of fortified drinks are port wine, madeira, chamomile etc.

Liqueurs or creams (15–30% ABV)

These are alcoholic beverages which is made from distilled spirits, which is then flavoured with cream, spices, nuts, herbs, coffee, chocolate etc. Some examples are Sheridan's Coffee Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, Amarula Fruit Cream Liqueur etc.

Types of Alcohol

   Type  Made From
WINE / CHAMPAGNE GRAPES
BEER GRAINS
WHISKEY GRAIN,BARLEY,CORN
BRANDY GRAPES
APERITIF / DIGESTIF GRAPES
LIQUEUR GRAIN, GRAPES,FRUITS,SUGARCANE
SPIRITS GRAIN, GRAPES,FRUITS,SUGARCANE
SAKE RICE

 


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