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Ouzo
Is an anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus.
Palinka
A traditional fruit brandy in the countries of the Carpathian Basin, known under several names, and invented in the Middle Ages. Under the 2008 "Hungarian Pálinka Law", only fruit spirits distilled from a mash of ripe fruits produced in Hungary, mashed, distilled, matured and bottled locally can be called pálinka.
Pisco
A colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored grape brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile.
Poitin
A traditional Irish distilled, highly alcoholic beverage (60%-90% ABV).
Rakia
An alcoholic beverage that is produced by distillation of fermented fruit; it is a popular beverage throughout the Balkans.
Shochu
A Japanese distilled beverage. It is typically distilled from barley, sweet potatoes, or rice, though it is sometimes produced from other ingredients such as brown sugar, buckwheat or chestnut. Typically shōchū contains 25% alcohol by volume, which is weaker than whisky or standard-strength vodka but stronger than wine and sake.
Soju
A distilled beverage native to Korea. Its taste is comparable to vodka, though often slightly sweeter due to sugars added in the manufacturing process. It is usually consumed neat.
Tuica
A traditional Romanian spirit that contains 45%-60% alcohol by volume (usually 52%). It is usually made from fruits.
Metaxa
A Greek Amber spirit created by Spyros Metaxa in 1888. It is a blend of wine distillates, Muscat wines and a secret bouquet of rose petals and Mediterranean herbs. It is exported to over 60 countries and was the first liquor consumed in space.
Schnapps
A term that refers to any kind of strong alcoholic beverage.
Cognac
Named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Departements of Charente and Charente-Maritime.
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