The Best Selling Alcoholic Drinks in the World

The Best Selling Alcoholic Drinks in the World - Country Wine & Spirits

The Best Selling Alcoholic Drinks in the World

During the cold winter months, you make yourself a warm Grog and get cozy in front of the fireplace. The hot summer hits you and all you think about is cool ciders, tonics, and fresh cocktails. 

There are so many different types of alcohol out there that we cannot try them all in a lifetime. But once we find a drink that we enjoy, it is common to seek it out again and again on every occasion. 


Everyone has had an amazing drink at a bar that they have not been able to recreate elsewhere. By choosing from some of the best alcohol brands in the world, it will be easier to recreate that experience. There is something for everybody’s taste, but if you’re wondering which is the most popular alcohol that you can find to bring to your friends' dinner party, order at the bar, or consume at home, then keep on reading to find your perfect match. 

1. Smirnoff

Smirnoff comes first among the most popular liquors and is one of the best vodkas with the richest history. Founder by Pyotr Arsenyevitch Smirnov in Moscow, Russia in 1864, Smirnoff occupied a dominant place in the market in only two years. 

The way this vodka is made is through a five-step filtering process which contributes to the smooth flavor. With an alcohol by volume varying between 35%- 50%, you can enjoy it neat or in a cocktail.

2. Bacardi


Bacardi is one of the most popular alcohol brands out there is and it’s one of the largest family-owned spirits companies. In Cuba in1862 Bacardi was founded and has stayed family-owned for over seven generations. Mostly known for the Bacardi white rum, it is also responsible for more than 200 other brands and labels. Bacardi alcohol content varies from very low, to 37,5% for the most- known white rum, up to 75,5% for Bacardi 151.

3. Captain Morgan

One of the most popular liquors from Jamaica, it was first introduced to the United States in 1984, and it was named after the 17th-century Welsh privateer of the Caribbean, Sir Henry Morgan. A distinctive variety of flavors would make your taste buds dance and the spices entangle you in its 35% ABV warmth. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum can be enjoyed hot or cold. Look out for Tiki — limited edition rum with pineapple and mango flavors that go great with lemonade.

4. Jack Daniel’s

Jack Daniel's is the most popular alcohol brand of Tennessee whiskey, founded 147 years ago. Jack Daniel’s is also the best-selling whiskey in the world. Ironically, in JD’s home county of Moore, you can’t buy Jack Daniel’s. Moore is a dry county

Jack Daniel's is made from corn, rye, and malted barley, and is distilled in copper stills, after which is filtered to create a more of a mellow taste. With 40% alcohol content, this brand also has Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, and many more flavors to try from.

5. Absolut Vodka

Absolut Vodka

Absolut Vodka is the most commonly found, high-quality vodka in the world. Its recognizable stout bottle, with a minimal approach to branding, is very widespread. Absolut is a reliable vodka: crisp, clean, and a mild flavor. If this is the house vodka in a bar, you know you are living a good life.

6. Tanqueray

Tanqueray is one of those spirits that has infiltrated into popular culture. The name pops up in so many famous songs, featured in music by Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Amy Winehouse, to name a few. This popular culture presence only comes as a result of it being a premium spirit. Tanqueray is a London dry gin made with juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice as botanicals. It isn’t normally a house spirit, and can be a little bit more expensive, but is a staple of bars around the world.

7. Havana Club

Havana Club is one of the best alcohol brands of rum, created in Cuba in 1934. It was originally produced in Cárdenas, Cuba and it was family-owned. Havana Club was then nationalized in 1959 after the Cuban Revolution. The taste is complex, with hints of vanilla cream and honey, buttery toffee, cinnamon, cedar, and sandalwood. Thick and smooth this unique drink would wow you with a caramel-like entry taste with soft fruits, spiced oak, manuka honey, and cinnamon, and finish with citrus and vanilla. With a low alcohol content, this rum is great by itself and as part of a cocktail.

So here you have our list of all the most popular alcohols. We recommend trying all of these, as there is a reason they are the most popular brands. These can be found all over the world, and are used in different countries for some of the most classic cocktails in mixology. It is hard to go wrong with these most popular alcohol brands.