Countries With the Highest Alcohol Consumption – Drinking alcohol is a culture that is inherent in almost all countries in the world, especially countries with cold climates.
Drinking alcoholic beverages is a culture passed down from people in cold climates. The reason is, alcohol can keep the body warm. Not surprisingly, the consumption of alcoholic drinks in some countries is very high compared to other countries.
Which country is ranked first with the highest alcohol consumption? The answer is Belarus, a sea-less country in eastern Europe. The average Belarusian consumes 14.4 liters of alcoholic drinks per person per year.
The traditional alcoholic drink in Belarus is made from a mixture of beer and honey. Wine is also occasionally consumed although it is not very popular and is only used as a religious ritual. In addition, wine is considered too luxurious and not everyone can buy it.
Continuing on to Lithuania, the people here consume 12.9 liters of alcoholic drink per person per year. This country produces beer that is no less great than Germany, Czech and Belgium.
Historically, drinking beer has been a tradition since the 11th century and was used for ancient Baltic celebrations and rituals. Beer-producing cities in Lithuania include Utena, Panevėžys, Klaipėda, Kaunas, and Vilnius.
Grenada is an archipelago located not far from the Caribbean. The average Grenada person consumes 11.9 liters of alcoholic beverages per person per year. Meanwhile, according to data on the Statista website in 2016, 48 percent of Grenada people drink liquor.
Meanwhile, 41 percent drank beer, 7 percent drank wine, and the remaining 4 percent were alcoholic drinks of other types. Grenada people prefer vodka and rum. Two of the most famous rum brands are Westerhall and Clarke’s Court Rum.
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4. Czech Republic
Just like the French, the average person from the Czech Republic consumes 11.8 liters of alcoholic drinks per person per year. Czech Republic is famous for its beer (pivo), one of its prides is Pilsner Urquell which is slow fermented at low temperature.
Apart from that, the Czechs also produce red and white wines. Meanwhile, it is mostly produced in the southern part of Moravia. One of the well-known wines is Frankovka, a wine that is rich in tannins and aromatics.
The French are very fond of drinking wine, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes. On average, French people drink 11.8 liters of alcoholic beverages per person per year.
The largest wine producing region in France is Bordeaux which is located in southwestern France. Here, red wine is more popular than white. This red wine is also used for cooking mixes, for example beef bourguignon.