Top 51+ Best Alcohol Brands in the World

Alcohols are very common in most parts of the world. It is not only a drink but in many countries, it is used to symbolize their tradition and culture. There are different kinds of alcoholic brands such as whiskey, vodka, rum, gin, mezcal, tequila to name a few.

Each is made through various processes and materials with having their own distinct and unique recipes. Alcohol is basically a drug that is used to reduce depression and anxiety but people also use it to celebrate moments of joy and victory.

As a result, more and more companies are emerging to cater to this unending population of drinkers with various flavors and tastes.

Alcohol Brands in the World

Jack Daniel’s

Country: United States of America

It is one of the most famous whiskey brands in the world. It was established in 1875 by Jack Daniels. Their whiskey has a sweet smell of brown sugar mixed with resin and fresh leaves. It has a smooth and gentle aftertaste and comes in dark chocolate and orange flavors. Currently, it is under Brown- Forman Corporation.

Jim Beam

Country: United States of America

It is one of the best selling bourbon brands in the world that is produced by Beam Suntory. It was introduced in 1943. It has a light flavor with the sweet smell of menthol and honey maple and taste of fine butterscotch, cream, pepper, and oak.

Maker’s Mark

Country: United States of America

It is a brand that is produced by Beam Suntory and contains 45% of alcohol by volume. It has a nutty, caramel, spicy and vanilla flavor with a long, soft, smooth, and warm finish.

Budweiser

Country: United States of America

It was founded by Carl Conrad & Co. in 1876. Now it is produced by Anheuser-Busch. Their beers have a heavy malty sweet taste. They also have various other brands such as Bud Light, Bud Ice to name a few.

Knob Creek

Country: United States of America

It is a brand that is produced by Beam Suntory at the Jim Beam distillery and was introduced in 1992 and has 50% alcohol by volume. It has a sweet, woody, fruity flavor along with cocoa, sweet maple caramel candy, wood resin, and spicy taste which grows after each taste.

Woodford Reserve

Country: United States of America

The brand is produced by Brown-Forman Corporation and was introduced in 1996 and contains 45.2% alcohol by volume. It has super smooth flavors of cinnamon, walnut, and allspice which are rounded off with oak and vanilla which depends on the barrel aging. Dark chocolate and orange marmalade also add to its taste and a little rye spice improves the overall flavor profile.

Cruzan 

Country: United States of America

It was founded in 1760. It is produced by Beam Suntory and is famous for its rum production. It has a sweet smell with traces of butter and grass with a soft vanilla taste. It has varieties such as Cruzan 151°, Cruzan 9, Cruzan Velvet to name a few.

Miller

Country: United States of America

It was founded by Frederick Miller in 1855. They are known for their beer production and are currently under Molson Coors Brewing Company. 

Dreher

Country: Hungary

It was founded in 1854 by Anton Dreher. They mostly produce beer. It is currently under Asahi Breweries. Their beer generally has a bitter palate with fruits that help to build complex flavor.

Kirin Company

Country: Japan

It was founded in 1885 by William Copeland and Thomas Blake Glover. They produce a wide variety of beverage products which include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Tanqueray

Country: England

It was introduced in 1830 and is produced by Diageo. They are a very well known gin producing company. It has different alcohol by volume for different products. Their gin has a gentle fresh smell of grapes incorporated with a taste of juniper and vanilla. It also has a sweet flavor with long-lasting effects with little spices.

Jagermeister

Country: Germany

It was introduced in 1934 by Wilhelm and Curt Mast. It is basically a digest of that has 35% alcohol by volume. It has a mix of fruits, saffron, and several spices. Various cocktails such as Jagerbomb, A Surfer on Acid, A Liquid Cocaine are prepared with Jagermeister. Currently, Mast- Jagermeister SE runs this company.

Remy Martin

Country: France

It was introduced in 1724. They are a famous brand for cognacs. It was founded by E. Remy Martin. Their cognacs have a fruity taste filled with smoothness along with the smell of vanilla, flowers, and apples. It has a taste of licorice that is incorporated with fruits and spices. Currently, it is under Remy Cointreau.

Morasha

Country: Ukraine

It is a Ukrainian origin brand which is known for its silky and light flavor and consists of natural and pure ingredients. It is a loved and adored brand. 

Jameson

Country: Republic of Ireland

It was founded in 1780 by John Jameson. They produce Irish whiskey globally. Their whiskey has a flowery smell to go with spiced nutty vanilla taste with a bit of sweetness accompanied by a smooth and gentle finish. Their other variants are Crested, Black Barrel, Maker series to name a few. Currently, it is a division of Pernod Ricard.

Baileys

Country: Republic of Ireland 

It was introduced in 1974 and is currently produced by Diageo. It is an alcoholic drink that is made with ingredients such as Irish whiskey, cocoa, and cream. There are other varieties such as Almande Almondmilk, Mint Chocolate, Coffee, Salted Caramel to name a few.

Malibu

Country: Barbados

It is a coconut flavored alcoholic drink prepared with Caribbean rum. It is estimated to have 21% of alcohol. It has a smooth taste of coconut with a perfectly sweet finish. It has various other varieties such as bananas, pineapple to name a few along with Malibu Red and Malibu Black versions. Currently, it is under Pernod Ricard.

Hennessey 

Country: France

It is one of the famous liquor brands in the world. It was established in 1765 by Richard Hennessey. They predominantly produce cognacs. Their cognacs have a nutty and sweet wood smell incorporated with a warm taste with traces of grapes, apples, and citrus fruits. Currently, it is under LVMH and Diageo companies.

Johnnie Walker 

Country: Scotland

It was introduced in 1865 in the whiskey industry and was founded by John Walker. It is a famous Scotch whiskey brand all over the world. They produce various products such as Red Label, Black Label, Double Black Label, Green Label, Gold Label to name a few. Currently, it is under Diageo.

Crown Royal

Country: Canada

It was founded in 1939. Their Whiskey has a sweet taste due to the presence of vanilla, brown sugar, and caramel with traces of spiciness of rye. It has a smooth and easy finish, to sum up, the flavors. It also comes in various varieties such as Deluxe, Black, Peach, Honey to name a few. Currently, it is under Diageo.

Bacardi

Country: Cuba/Bermuda( United Kingdom)

It was founded by Don Facundo Bacardi Masso in 1862. It is one of the most famous spirits companies in the world that produces a wide variety of liquors such as rum, vodka, tequila, scotch, gin, bourbon to name a few. It has affiliations with many well-known brands in the world.

Captain Morgan

Country: Jamaica

It was introduced in 1944 and is currently produced by Diageo. They are a famous brand of rum throughout the world. Their rum has the sweetness of caramel and coconut that is incorporated with the fresh essence of the Caribbean beach bar. They have various variants such as Parrot Bay, Silver Spiced, Tattoo, Black, Lime Bite to name a few.

Smirnoff

Country: United kingdom

It is a Russian origin vodka founded by Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnoff in the year 1860. Their vodka generally has traces of vanilla, grains, citrus fruits peppers to name a few. They also have other varieties such as Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Smirnoff Espresso Vodka. They keep both flavored and classic variations of Vodkas.

Absolut

Country: Sweden

It was founded in 1879. It is currently under Pernod who does businesses in over one hundred twenty-six countries because of its authentic flavor and demand. Their vodka has the smoothness of grain with traces of dried fruits.some of their varieties are Absolut kaw, Absolut Mixture to name a few.

Khortytsa

Country: Ukraine

It was founded in 2003 and now owned by Global Spirits and known for its superior quality of amazing spirits with a perfect blend of tradition and modern equipment. Khortytsa Pepper Honey Vodka, Khortytsa Platinum Vodka are some of its variations of the products.

Grey Goose

Country: France

It was introduced by Sidney Frank in 1997 and nowadays owned by Bacardi. It is traditionally manufactured by the “Maitre De Chai” and has a burnt charcoal taste with crispiness and clear aniseed finishing. It consists of product variations such as Grey Goose L’ Orange, Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Grey Goose Le Citron to name a few.

Patron Reposado

Country: Mexico

It is a brand that was founded in 1989 and produced by Patron Spirits company. The tequila is made from the ‘maguey” of the blue agave plant and has a rich scent of both caramel, agave, honey, and white pepper. It contains the exact precision of spiciness and sweetness along with all the touches of the earthy agave. Its other variants are Anejo, Burdeos, Citronge, Gran, Platinum, Silver, etc.

Jose Cuervo Especial Gold

Country: Mexico

It is one of the best selling tequila brands in the world that is produced by Tequila Cuervo La Rojena, S.A de C.V and was founded in 1795. It contains 35%-40% of alcohol by volume. It has varieties such as Especial Silver, Especial Reposado, Cinge, Tradicional, Black, Platino, etc.

Heineken

Country: Netherlands

It is a world-famous beer company. It was founded in 1873 and is produced by Heineken International. They traditionally have a strong bitter taste and have a yellow color appearance. Its other varieties are Heineken Oud Bruin, Heineken Premium Light, Heineken Tarwebok to name a few.

Chivas Regal

Country: Scotland

It was introduced by Chivas Brothers and was introduced in 1786. They produce Scotch whiskey. Their whiskey has a fruity smooth taste of honey, hazelnuts and butterscotch with a generous finish. They have other varieties such as 12 years old, 18 years old, 25 years old. Currently,  Pernod Ricard is it’s the parent company.

Guinness

Country: Republic of Ireland

It was founded in 1759. They are a well-known beer company. Their beer has a deep red color in appearance with a tangy flavor. It has a sweet smell with a smooth creamy taste. Currently, it is owned by Diageo.

Kahlua

Country: Mexico

It is a coffee alcoholic drink that has ingredients such as rum, arabica coffee, and sugar. It is generally used in various cocktails and other desserts. It has a sweet smell with a strong taste.

Carlsberg

Country: Denmark

It was founded by J.C. Jacobsen in 1847. It is a well-known brand in the alcohol industry. Their beer has a palate of malted barley with a soft bitterness.

Disaronno

Country: Italy

It is an alcoholic drink that is famously known as Amaretto in Italy. It has an amber color appearance with amber and sweet cherry flavor. It consists of  28% alcohol.

NETA Espadin

Country: Mexico 

It is one of the most common mezcal. The common practice to prepare for this mezcal is to cut the plant before its flower starts to bloom. This results in proper yields and a rich flavor with a hint of fruit and flower with a slight touch of smoke.

Derrumbes Ensamble 

Country: Mexico

It is distilled by the Derrumbes distillery. It is a high energy spirit with a dry and rich mineral palate which also includes wooden spice finish along with hickory and cinnamon. The main reason for this taste is the availability of Funkina, Americana, and Univittata agave.

Fidencio

Country: Mexico

It contains agave Espadin and is produced by Enrique Jimenez from the town Santiago Matatlan. It consists of 45% ABV and has a taste of scents like wood smoke, green pepper alongside flavors like tobacco, tar, and pine.

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