Alcohol is one thing common in every part of the world. While, there are few countries that drink socially, there are also countries that ritually binge drink. Here are the countries where alcoholic drinks are most consumed.
Citizens of the tiny, post-Soviet republic of Moldova are the world’s biggest drinkers with the average Moldovan consuming 18.22 liters of alcohol annually. The country consumes the highest amount of alcohol per capita in the world. Moldovans drink nearly three times the global average of 6.1 litres per individual per year. Much of their consumption is made up by the “unrecorded” drinking of bootleg alcohol. The nation is a major wine producer, with several people drinking cheap homemade wine, vodka and other spirits. The other popular alcoholic beverages are divin (Moldovan brandy), beer, and local wine.
Czech Republic is the second heaviest drinking country. The country has an annual per capita alcohol consumption of 16.45 litres. The country is well known for its beer brewing and beer guzzling heritage. Beer is consumed the most in Czech Republic, followed by other spirits and wine. Since the 1930s the Czechs have been well-known for the quality of their brewing process, which traditionally includes open fermenters, long lagering times and no pasteurization. Lagers and pilsners from the Czech Republic remain a few of the world’s finest beer.
Third on the list is Hungary with an annual per capita alcohol consumption of 16.27 liters. Wine is consumed the most in Hungary, followed by beer and other spirits. The country is considered ideal for wine-making. Hungarian wine regions offer a great assortment of style. The most well-known wines from Hungary are Tokaji Aszú and Egri Bikavér.
Russia is the fourth heaviest drinking country. The country has an annual per capita alcohol consumption of 15.76 litres. Vodka is a Russian word and certainly the famous drink in the country. Russian vodka drinkers shoot their vodka straight up, although some prefer beer too. Russians consume 32 pints of pure alcohol per capita every year.
Ukraine takes the fifth position on the list. The annual per capita alcohol consumption of the country is 15.60 litres. Ukraine is known for its extensive alcoholism and is home to risky drinking.
Estonia is the sixth country with big drinkers. The annual per capita alcohol consumption is 15.57 litres. Spirits, beer and wine are typically consumed by the Estonians. The daily alcohol intake is higher in the country.
Andorra takes the seventh position on the list with an annual per capita alcohol consumption of 15.48 litres. Andorra is one of the smallest landlocked countries in Europe. It is a country where alcohol consumption is very high. It has a recorded consumption of 14.08 litres and an unrecorded consumption of 1.4 litres. The most consumed type of alcoholic drink in Andorra is wine followed by beer and spirits.
Romania is the eighth drunkest country. The annual per capita alcohol consumption of Romania is 15.30 litres. ?uic? is a strong plum brandy that is widely regarded as the country’s traditional alcoholic drink, along with wine. Wine, yet, is the preferred drink, and Romanian wines have a tradition of over three millennia. The country is currently the world’s ninth largest wine producer.
Slovenia takes the ninth position on the list. The annual per capita alcohol consumption of the country is 15.19 litres. In Slovenia, per capita consumption of alcohol is mainly characterized by consumption of wine and beer. The hills around Slovenia’s second-largest town, Maribor, are well-known for their wine-making.
Belarus rounds off the tenth position on the list. It has an annual per capita alcohol consumption of 15.13 litres. Most of the alcohol in Belarus is consumed in the form of spirits. The government of Belarus continues to tackle the problem of excessive alcohol consumption in the country.