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Popular alcohol drinks in the UK

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Alcohol is a beverage that is made through traditional fermentation or distillation. Different communities in the world have their way of creating alcoholic beverages. The alcohol would be fermented for a certain period depending on the type of traditional alcohol drink. The longer the period it is aged, the stronger it becomes. The idea of making alcohol is assumed to emerge from early people eating fermented food such as vegetables and fruits. The idea was advanced to distilling the fermented fruits, grains such as wheat, sugar, grapes, honey, and vegetables to make liquor, distilled beverage, and hard liquor. Alcohol was used for different purposes such as rituals, feasts, and religion, e.g., Catholics use wine as a symbol of Jesus’s blood, for medicine, and during the rite of passage ceremonies.

 It is due to these reasons that made alcohol is one of the most respected and famous drinks. However, nowadays, alcohol has become more popular, and it is used on normal occasions in day-to-day activities whenever a person wants to. Unlike the early age, alcohol is being used due to its psychoactive effects on the brain. According to some customers reviews it has important medicinal properties but it’s currently one of the most abused drugs. Depending on the type and brand of alcoholic drink, a certain flavor differentiates it from other brands and makes it flavourly and sweet. Each brand and type has its alcohol percentage, and the more the percentage, the less is needed to make someone drunk. Some of the types of alcoholic drinks are;

 

Vodka- is one of the distilled alcohol containing water, ethanol, and flavoring. The distillation is made after potatoes, cereals, honey, and fruits are fermentation. Most vodka drinks have a percentage of 40 or slightly below or above this standard percentage.

 

Whiskey- It is made from fermented grains such as wheat, barley, and corn. Then after fermentation is then mixed with oaks to make it whisky.

Brandy- brandy is made from grapes and also other fruits. After the grapes are fermented to get high acidic levels, it is then distilled and stored in wooden barrels.

 

Vermouth- is a type of alcoholic drink that requires the addition of brandy after it is made from seeds, flowers, roots, herbs, and spices.

 

Beer- It is one of the popular drinks globally. It is created from water, yeast, barley, sugar, maize, rice, rye, and wheat.

 

Rum- It is made from sugarcane water. The sugarcane water is then fermented and distilled.

 

Wine- There many types of wine but the most popular one is the red and white wine. Wine is mostly made from grapes and other ingredients such as Tinta Barroca.

 

Gin- Gin is made from Juniper berries, cinnamon, almond, citrus peel, coriander, and neutral grain alcohol. It is a very natural drink, containing fewer or no chemicals.

All these types of alcoholic drinks have their brands and below are the popular brands in the UK.

Jack Daniel’s

As the name suggests, Jack Daniel’s is a whiskey brand first made by a distiller called Daniel. Jack Daniel’s is a company itself that produces other alcoholic drinks. It’s made from ingredients such as malted barley, rye, and corn ten is filtered through a filtering screen. It contains ethanol and no sugar.

Smirnoff

It is a vodka brand that is food in many foods and beverages companies due to its popularity. 

It is produced by Diageo Canada distillery, a British company. It is an affordable drink that goes for about 55 dollars per liter. It is available in over 100 countries and is made from sugar, sodium citrate, flavors, sodium benzoate, acacia gum, carbonated water, and coconut oil.

Baileys

This alcohol is made from other alcoholic drinks, milk, chocolate, and cream. The owner took advantage of getting the alcohol part of baileys from the distillery that is losing money. The drink became popular due to its creamy property, and its alcoholic percentage is slightly low. The advantage of this drink is that it’s easy to make at home because its process is easy. Irish whiskey, cocoa, condensed milk, cream, vanilla, and chocolate are the commercial ingredients.

Martini

Martini is a cocktail. It is made from gin or vodka, dry vermouth, and lemon twist. There are 2 types of this drink; aged and fresh.

Captain Morgan

It is a whiskey brand made from water, yeast, mash, and molasses. After fermentation, the mixture is distilled and stored in oak barrels to add its golden color. Then afterward, flavors are added to give it a certain taste.

 

Many alcoholic brands in the UK are famous. Therefore, the drinks are sold depending on the customer’s preference. Although alcohol has so many disadvantages to the human body, it may help in different ways when taken in fewer amounts.