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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 1 month ago

Would beer and cider be classed as liquor or is that more spirits like vodka gin etc ?

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  • 1 month ago
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    No, they wouldn’t. Liquor (also hard liquor, hard alcohol, distilled alcohol, or spirit) is an alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruit, or vegetables that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. The distillation process purifies the liquid and removes diluting components like water, for the purpose of increasing its proportion of alcohol content.

    As examples, this term does not include beverages such as beer, wine, mead, sake, huangjiu or cider, as they are fermented but not distilled.

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  • 1 month ago

    Beer and cider are not liquor, spirits like gin and vodka are liquor. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The term “liquor” refers to spirits - something that has been distilled. Cider and beer contain alcohol but have not been distilled.

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  • 1 month ago

    Oddly enough in the US the ATF does not define the term liquor. But the states have a lot more control of alcohol terms so each state may define the term (or not)

    But in general terms, beer and cider is not a liquor/spirit and so different laws apply to those in most states 

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  • 1 month ago

    Neither of them is distilled so they are not classified as a spirit.  Read Christian's explanation.

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  • 1 month ago

    Beer is beer, cider is cider, and liquor is whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, etc. 

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  • Murzy
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    1 month ago

    Beer is classified                       .

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