drinking nationality. Favourite Alcoholic Drinks Map

Across the countries of the world, many drinks are consumed! Not all of them are nice cold beers, like we tend to sway towards in the UK.

This is part of an excellent quiz by the BBC, where you can find out what your Drinking Nationality is. Its a bit of fun & can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30500372

Per person, the top five consumers of each type of drink are:

Beer

  1. Namibia
  2. Gabon
  3. Romania
  4. Lithuania
  5. Czech Republic

Wine

  1. Portugal
  2. France
  3. Andorra
  4. Denmark
  5. Croatia

Spirits

  1. Moldova
  2. Grenada
  3. Belarus
  4. Russia
  5. Kazakhstan

Other drinks

  1. Nigeria
  2. Uganda
  3. Rwanda
  4. South Korea
  5. Sierra Leone

What is meant by ‘other’ drinks?

This category is dominant in swathes of sub-Saharan Africa, largely due to the popularity of beer made from sorghum, a grain that thrives in hot climates and can withstand harsh droughts.

Sorghum is also used to produce Chinese Baijiu, an extra-strong spirit traditionally downed in shots. The most prestigious brand of Baijiu is called Moutai and is associated with Mao Zedong’s revolutionary struggle.

Soju, a liquor made from rice, dominates in South Korea – and local favourite Jinro Soju is also reportedly the best-selling brand of spirit in the world.

As beer is defined in the data as being based on malt, and wine from grapes, any other fermented drink, whether made from sorghum, maize, millet, rice, or from fruits other than grapes, would fall into the “other” category.

And since it can mean such a varied range of drinks, this category is difficult to factor in to our calculation of which country best matches your drinking data.