Inebrial Arts: Liquors

Liquors is admittedly an overly broad term that covers a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. For our needs, however, we’ll be covering the remaining spirits of vodka, rum, tequila, gin and other distilled liquors.

History of Liquors

The distillation of liquor has a long and varied history through different civilizations.

Here are some great articles to give you an introduction to the rich history of distillation and the resulting elixirs.

Boozeguru.com gives brief, individual histories of the various liquors.

Wikipedia has a very detailed history of alcoholic beverages old and modern.

Ginvodka.com covers both gin and vodka’s histories

Tasteofrums covers the history of rum

Liquor.com has a great article on the history of tequila

Let us know if you find great historical resources we should include.

How It's Made

Distillation of liquor has a long history. While liquors differ in flavor and ingredients, most of the basics of distillation

Here are some great articles to give you a solid understanding of liquor distillation.

alexreisner.com has a well crafted history and taxonomy of distilled spirits

Britannica.com tells the history of liquor as only an encyclopedia can

Let us know if you find great resources we should include.

Types of Liquors

There are many types of distilled liquors available with distinctive ingredients and flavor profiles.

Here are some great articles to give you a basic grasp of the many different liquors and what makes them distinctive.

The American Bartending School has a nice liquor dictionary

Mike Riccetti gives a thorough basic list of hard liquors

Liquor.com has a gallery with details about each liquor type as well as brands of each of the spirits.

Barticulate.com presents a bartender’s guide to different liquors

The Atlantic.com researches the history of women and beer.

Let us know if you find great historical resources we should include.

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