List of Liquor Names

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List of Liquor Names

The following is a list of liquor names. Many of these lists include things like beer that clearly should not be on the list of liquor names. In addition to the list, there is a description for each one of the liquors.

A liquor is a distilled beverage in its raw form. Many people refer to liqueurs as liquors in many cases because they have been fortified with other elements to make them taste different. A example of this is Oozo.


Brandy is distilled from grape or fruit wine. Often other flavors are introduced during the distillation process in order to make an apple brandy or a blackberry brandy. If the flavor is introduced after the distillation process, then it is not a brandy, it is a liqueur.


Vodka is any fermented beverage which undergoes triple distillation. The triple distillation produces an extremely high alcohol content and a very pure alcohol. It is so high that it is poisoness, so it is traditionally watered down to 80 proof or so. If it is left in a higher state, it can be considered moonshine. Vodka is usually made from potatoes or corn.


Gin is similar to vodka in that it is a triple distilled liquor. The only difference is that the ‘wine’ is steeped in juniper berries prior to distillation. Wine is the pre-distilled state of the liquor.


Moonshine is a liberal form of Vodka. It does not require triple distillation, but  it does have to be distilled at least once. Moonshine is often made from many different types of wines.

Rum is a Caribbean beverage made from sugars or molasses. It is typically fermented once and barrel aged. Silver rums might be distilled twice and aged in glass or stainless steel. 

This is a Mexican beverage which is made from the blue agave plant. It is only tequila if it is made in Mexico. There are many different types of tequila, but it is usually distilled once and barrel aged.


This is one of the more artistic liquors in that there is a lot of elements that go into it. It is made form a grain wine. There is an art to exactly what types of grains are used. Then it is distilled once or twice, usually at high temperatures and barrel aged in oak for extended lengths of time.

This completes the list of liquor names. Remember most of what people consider liquor is not. It is usually a liqueur.


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