The World Health Organization estimates that there are 140 million alcoholics worldwide. Ironically, this number equals the size of the population of Russia. But compared to other countries the alcohol death rate in Russia isn’t the worst offender expect. Russia is placed 4th on the list of countries by alcohol death rate.
Without any doubt, the number one alcoholic beverage in the world is beer. Ancient civilizations already appreciated the beverage, and more specific, its effects. Medieval monks knew everything about beer production. Today, beer is consumed and produced in almost any country in the world. So which are the top 10 beer producing countries by volume?
Scotch. Pure, on the rocks or mixed with soda. Scotch whisky brands are famous over the world and are stored on the shelves of almost any bar in the world. We’ve all probably had our share of whisky, but what are the biggest brands in terms of cases?
Have you ever heard of Wuliangye? We didn’t, until we’ve found out that it is one of the most valuable spirit brands in the world. It’s one of the best selling alcoholic beverages in China. In terms of brand value Wuliangye scores better than Cognac producer Remy Martin, the Mexican tequila supplier José Cuervo or even the Swedish wodka hit Absolut.
We humans sure love a beer or a glass of wine every now and then. Social drinking is perfectly acceptable as long as you don’t overdo it. And boy, some people do make a mess of it (we’re looking at you, Russia!). As it is with statistics, they can shed some light on which countries harvest the toughest and most reckless drinkers in the world. So here’s our list of top 10 countries that have the most alcohol related fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants:
Alcohol. Love it, hate it, drink it. Beer normally contains 4 – 6% abv (alcohol by volume). The alcohol content of most wines varies between 12% and 14,5%. Fortified wines are ‘fortified’ by adding distilled spirit up to levels of about 20% abv. Stronger drinks, such as whisky, gin, rum, wodka, many liquors are distilled after fermentation to increase the alcohol content, ranging from 30% to more than 90%. But which liquor is the strongest? Check our top 10 list!
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