Having a good night out usually means grabbing a drink or two (alcholic or not). If it is the prior its good to know about the exotic beverages this world has to offer on your travels. So, here’s a guide dedicated to some of the best beverages around the world

The world is big, and so are its beverages. From Scotland to India and Peru to Japan, there’s something for everyone in the world of drinks.

This guide has been put together to help you navigate the wide variety of beverages you can try around the globe on your travels.

Dominican Republic – Rum


Rum is the national beverage of the Dominican Republic, and it’s made from molasses.

There are many types of rum, including light and dark rums.

Light rums are typically used for mixed drinks like daiquiris or mojitos; dark rums have a stronger flavour profile that makes them great on their own or in cocktails like Piña Coladas and Mudslides.

You can drink your favourite R&R beverage straight up with ice cubes or blend it with other ingredients to make delicious cocktails at home!

Scotland – Scotch whisky


Scotch whisky is made from malted barley, which is roasted and then ground into a flour that’s mixed with water to create a mash (a mixture of starch, protein, and sugar).

This fermentation process produces alcohol, along with carbon dioxide gas.

The gas escapes through the top of the still during distillation, while the alcohol remains at the bottom and flows down into separate receivers where it’s collected as a single malt or blended Scotch.

If you are a Macallan fan ordering the beverage at https://puninwine.com/catalog/strong-alcohol/whiskey/filter/brand-macallan, you know the values of single malt scotch whisky. The final product has an alcoholic content between 40% and 46%, depending on whether it’s single malt or blended.

This makes it stronger than most other types of whisky because they’re typically bottled at 43% ABV.

Aged in oak casks for up to 25 years before bottling, and even longer if extra ageing takes place after that point, this process helps give Scotch its unique flavour profile

  • smoky notes from peat smoke used during malting;

  • vanilla undertones from ageing in ex-bourbon barrels;

  • earthy flavours imparted by sherry casks used later on in distillation processes;

  • hints of fruitiness due to additions like cherry wood chips added during maturation periods.

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Norway – Aquavit


Aquavit, a traditional Scandinavian spirit, is made from potatoes, herbs, and caraway seeds. It’s usually served with beer or schnapps

Peru – Pisco


Pisco is a liquor made from grapes in Peru.

It’s similar to Scotch whisky, but has a very distinctive flavour profile and is extremely popular in Peru and Chile.

Pisco sours are the most famous cocktail that uses pisco as its base spirit, but you can also enjoy it mixed with sparkling water or orange juice for an easy drink that will transport you to the Andes.

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France – Champagne


Champagne is a type of sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of France. It’s made with white grapes grown in the region, and it’s usually served cold.

It can be served as an aperitif or with seafood; it’s also great for celebrating special occasions!

Mexico – Tequila


Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, a succulent that’s similar to a cactus.

It’s distilled in Jalisco, Mexico, and often mixed with lime and salt (Margarita). Tequila is actually a type of mezcal, which is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any kind of agave plant.

While tequila can only be produced in certain regions of Mexico, mezcal can technically be made anywhere where there are wild agave plants growing.

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USA – Bourbon whiskey


It is a type of American whiskey that’s made with a blend of grains.

The most common are corn, rye, and malted barley; it can also be made from wheat or oats. Bourbon should be aged in new American oak barrels for at least two years (and no more than four).

Bourbon has to be made in the United States, but you’ll find it primarily in Kentucky where 95% of all bourbon comes from! T

hat’s because this state has been home to distillers since before America was even founded, and their expertise has only gotten better over time!

Asian countries – Sake and Shochu


Sake is a rice wine, and shochu is a distilled spirit made from barley or rice.

In Japan, sake is served warm at room temperature. Shochu can be drunk on its own or mixed with soda water.

There is something for everyone in the world of beverages


International beverages are a vast and diverse field, with many different tastes, flavors, and ingredients.

From tea to coffee to beer and wine, there is something for everyone in the world of beverages!

Drinks can be enjoyed in many different ways: some people like their drinks hot while others prefer them cold; some people enjoy putting ice cubes into their drinks while others prefer theirs without ice; some people enjoy drinking out of glasses while others prefer plastic cups or cans (or even bottles).

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We hope you enjoyed learning about these different beverages from around the world.

It can be intimidating to try something new, but we encourage you to do so! Whether it’s a new drink or an old favorite of yours, everyone deserves a little bit more flavor in their life.

Lavinia Dsouza

Award-winning Analyst, multi-nominated digital content creator and photographer Lavina Dsouza's words capture stories about culture and tradition mainly through its food and people. She has written and contributed to publications such as The Washington Post, Lonely Planet and Matador Network, to name a few. She is the editor of UntraditionalHumans.com, a non-profit created to share inspiring stories from women of colour who break free from traditions and choose happiness.

She's also a speaker passionate about DEI and champions solo travel. She has collaborated with numerous renowned brands such as Intrepid Travel, TripAdvisor, Travel and Leisure and Adobe, to name a few.

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