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    World Whiskey Consumption

    I saw an interesting article in Bloomberg Business Week (Nov 26-Dec 2) concerning worldwide consumption of various liquors. In the whiskey category, India is #1 with 47% of worldwide whiskey consumption, U.S. is #2 with 14%, then France, Japan and U.K., all with under 5%. India was also #1 in brandy (27%) and rum (32%), U.S. was #1 only in tequila (50%), Russia was #1 in vodka (45%) and the Philippines was #1 in gin (36%). The U.S. was the only country to make the top 5 in every category, though.
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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    Wow . . . with such a high population I guess that shouldn't be a surprise India came in first - but 47% was a shock!
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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    Gin in the Philippines? I would've lost that bet.

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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    From what I've read, most of the whiskey in India is made from molasses, and would be considered rum elsewhere.

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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    India seems to have a loose interpretation of what can be called whisky.

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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    The civilized world spells it with an "e". But including India isn't fair. The population is so huge. They have the highest number of Indians per capita than any other country.
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    India seems to have a loose interpretation of what can be called whisky.
    Chuck Cowdery's latest blog post indicates that the U.S. has a 'loose interpretation' as well.

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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    Maybe so, but the interpretation of what can be called Bourbon is not. Other than it can be made out side KY that is. Plain wrong
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    World Whiskey Consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by Meruck View Post
    Maybe so, but the interpretation of what can be called Bourbon is not. Other than it can be made out side KY that is. Plain wrong
    Why? Bourbon was historically made in Illinois and Pennsylvania as well as Kentucky (probably among other places.)
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    Re: World Whiskey Consumption

    The legal definition of Straight Bourbon allows it to be make anywhere in the United States.

 

 

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