Beloved Booze: the Top 5 Best-Selling Liquors in the World

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While it might not shock you that people all over the world love drinking liquor, just how much booze people guzzle, and of what varieties, may surprise you. Liquor drinking habits and palates vary greatly from country to country and continent to continent. Indeed, the world’s most popular liquor is virtually unknown in America, while America’s favorite liquor brands are distant runners-up on the global stage. So sidle up to the bar, grab a bottle of your favorite hard stuff, and see how your tastes match up with those of liquor lovers around the globe.
Beloved Booze: the Top 5 Best-Selling Liquors in the World

2Smirnoff Vodka

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The runner up! People drink a lot of vodka. And when they do, most of them drink Smirnoff. This world-famous brand was launched in Russia in the 19th century, and is still associated with and beloved in its birthplace, despite now being owned by a UK-based conglomerate, Diageo. Last year, they sold more than 25 million cases of their flagship liquor. That’s a lot of martinis. And cape cods. And shots.