What’s your Tipple ? Most Consumed Alcoholic Drink by Country

maptd, favourite alcoholic beverage, by country

The World Health Organisation recently published a report shedding light on global alcohol drinking habits. The report includes a section on the types of beverages consumed. Worldwide,  alcohol is most often consumed through spirits, accounting for 45% of consumption, followed by beer 36%, with wine at 8.6%.

The map shows the drink by which the most alcohol is imbibed in each country – in terms of litres of pure alcohol -  splitting it into 4 categories beer, wine, spirits and others.  The latter includes things like rice wines, and beverages made from grains.

Notice the west/east hemisphere split, with beer the favourite drink in the America’s and Spirits most popular in Asia.

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