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    Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Not sure if this topic belongs here so please move as needed.

    As expected, vodka is the clear leader but here's some statistics on consumption by type/country:

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graph.../daily-chart-9

    Bourbon/Rye didn't even make it on the list (ignored for whatever reason).
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    Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Interesting. I would have thought bourbon would have included a much bigger part. Especially with all the so called "shortages". With the popularity of bourbon here of late I wonder what this chart would look like in a few years assuming the trend of bourbon continues.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    It is an alarming statistics indeed. Think about the lives, health, families destroyed by this publicly accepted drug. Plus huuuge amounts of money poured in to the alcohol business; that money could be instead used for meaningful purposes.

    I never understood how a person with any intelligence can pay to voluntarily poison himself/herself with alcohol.

    And instead of anti-alcohol campaigns, like there are fortunatelly at least for tobacco, we have ads promoting drinking. What an example for the children and youths..

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by Balcones Winston View Post
    It is an alarming statistics indeed. Think about the lives, health, families destroyed by this publicly accepted drug. Plus huuuge amounts of money poured in to the alcohol business; that money could be instead used for meaningful purposes.

    I never understood how a person with any intelligence can pay to voluntarily poison himself/herself with alcohol.

    And instead of anti-alcohol campaigns, like there are fortunatelly at least for tobacco, we have ads promoting drinking. What an example for the children and youths..
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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    The Philippines and gin? Who knew!

    I guess that despite the Bourbon/American whiskey boom it is still a bit player on the world scene. Would have thought it might at least out sell tequila but I guess not unless it was not even considered as a category in this report.
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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    Quote Originally Posted by Balcones Winston View Post
    It is an alarming statistics indeed. Think about the lives, health, families destroyed by this publicly accepted drug. Plus huuuge amounts of money poured in to the alcohol business; that money could be instead used for meaningful purposes.

    I never understood how a person with any intelligence can pay to voluntarily poison himself/herself with alcohol.

    And instead of anti-alcohol campaigns, like there are fortunatelly at least for tobacco, we have ads promoting drinking. What an example for the children and youths..
    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    UUUUUUUUMMMMMMM.......what??????
    I'm guessing he inadvertently forgot to hit the sarcafont button...

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    The specific scotch whiskey seems a little odd, that's a bit like having Puerto Rican rum and not including all the other rum producers in the Caribbean.It would have been a bit more informative to put bourbon, scotch, canadian, and other whiskeys together for the scotch bubble. I don't think it'd change the ordering, but I have to think it'd be a significant increase.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    I always enjoy reading the comments, as does Winston. You'd think that The Economist would have more intelligent readers.

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    You joining a Seminary Winston?

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    Re: Alcohol consumption by type/country

    For those who are curious, Winston has simply copied and pasted a comment from the article . . . a comment he posted under his alternate screen name Santa Maria. And just when we think he is trying to expose hyperbole, he will announce that he is leaving balcones to avoid both a life and afterlife full of brimstone.

 

 

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