People have been consuming alcohol for at least 10,000 years. Amaldus of Villanova, a 14th-century monk even said that alcohol prolongs life, clears away ill humour, revives the heart, and maintains youth. We can’t verify what Amaldus said but we can surely offer you to try it for yourself, with a selection of our finest liquors. When you browse the liquor brands and varieties available with us, you will have a reason to party. If that has enticed your taste buds, read on to find out more about the types of liquors available with us.
Liquor is the biggest and brawniest older brother of the alcohol family. All alcoholic beverages are made by fermenting some form of sugary brew into ethanol and CO2. One can ferment yeast only to a certain level before alcohol levels become toxic. It is at this time that it needs to be distilled to get higher alcohol concentrations. Though there is a huge variety of liquors available in the market, there are only six types that fall in the true liquor category: brandy, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whiskey. They are all unique and have distinct styles within themselves. You will know it once you have tried and acquired a taste for them all.
Riders Liquor Store boasts of having a wide selection of not only these six liquors but also other liquor variants, including ryes, scotch, and liqueurs. Call us to know more about our liquors or place a custom order.
Brandy is produced by distilling wine or fruits, in case of flavoured brandies. Some of the popular flavoured brandies include peach and cherry. Special varieties produced from grapes include Cognac and Armagnac.
Gin is a light liquor that has a neutral base and is flavoured with the extracts of juniper berry.
Liqueurs are distilled spirits that borrow their flavours from fruits, nuts, herbs, mint, coffee, and/or chocolate.
Rum is a type of spirit produced in light, medium, and heavy-bodied flavours. Rums are brewed by fermenting and distilling sugar cane. Popular flavours include spices and fruit flavours.
Ryes mainly comprise American and Canadian whiskey, which are prepared from a mash that has 51 percent rye in it.
Scotch is a concoction of about a lesser percent of malt and a larger share of grain whiskey (about 40 and 60 percent). Also, single malts are procured 100% from a single distillery.
Tequila is a Mexican spirit, which is produced through the distillation of the blue agave plant, a type of succulent. Tequila is only produced in Jalisco and is available in three main categories. These are Reposado, Blanco (no wood ageing), and Anejo.
Vodka is a grain-based spirit which is colourless in appearance and originated first in Russia and Poland. Today, vodka can be made from any type of grain, as well as from several fruits and potatoes. That’s why vodka can be found in a variety of flavours.
Again a type of spirit, whiskey is produced through the distillation of grain in Ireland or North America. Aside from grain, corn, rye, and barley are also popular ingredients used to produce whiskey.