Spirits are usually produced by distilling. Popular spirits include absinthe, whisky, gin, rum, vodka, brandy, tequila, liqueur, sherry and port.




Absinthe - is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45-74% ABV) beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as "grande wormwood", together with green anise and sweet fennel. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but can also be colourless.



Whisky - is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and maize (corn).



Gin - Gin is grain mash redistilled with such aromatics as juniper berries, coriander seeds and angelica roots. While there are many types of gin, the most popular is London Dry Gin. Other types are Holland's Old Tom and Sloe Gin.



Rum - This is produced in most tropical countries because it is distilled from sugar cane and molasses. Rum from different countries has its own distinctive flavour.




Vodka - one of the world's most popular liquors. It is composed primarily of water and ethanol with traces of impurities and flavorings. Vodka is made from fermented substances like grain.




Brandy - Brandy is distilled from fermented juice of ripe grapes or various other fruits. But brandy may also be made from other fruits and are designated as apple brandy, peach brandy, etc.






Tequila - a Mexican spirit distilled from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.





Liqueur - a strong sweet alcoholic drink, it is made from an infusion of fruit, herbs, nuts or other flavor to brandy or other spirits.





Sherry - a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in Spain, usually drunk as an aperitif.






Port - a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine, and comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties.




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