Nothing is quite iconic to vodka as Smirnoff, not only the leading brand of vodka, but of all spirits sold in the U.S. A favorite to add to an uncountable number of mixed drinks this vodka, founded in 1864, also comes in its own variety of flavors, often citrus. When your looking for a clean, easy drink with friends there is often no other substitute.
When you drink Bacardi, your not just drinking the most awarded line of rum in the world, or the most popular rum in the U.S. Your drinking the rum of the largest privately held spirits company in the world. Founded in Cuba by Facundo Bacardi Masso, he pioneered the world’s first white rum by charcoal filtering the spirit and aging it in white oak barrels. From a good addition to a party to some of the most high-quality drinks you can find, Bacardi has them all.
While Bacardi may be the top brand, there’s a captain not far behind who has something to say about that. The second largest spirit brand in the U.S. And seventh worldwide Captain Morgan rum started in 1944, and like then it is still distilled from sugar cane and aged in oak barrels to give it its distinct golden color. After aging spices are added completing this popular drink.
The maker of the number one selling American whiskey in the world, Jack Daniels distillery also has the privilege of being a historic site, being in operation since 1875. Surviving through prohibition this whiskey is technically a Bourbon, though the distillery maintains that, due to its unique charcoal filtering it is different from other bourbons. The oak barrels are freshly made for each batch.
Began in 1879 this vodka persevered through Sweden’s history to become one the most internationally successful spirits after it was released to the world in 1970. Now the fifth most popular spirit in the U.S., the founder of Absolut introduced the distilling method known as fractional distilling, keeping fusel alcohols from forming during production. A go-to for cocktails and mixes of all sorts, Absolut’s time ion the spotlight as a top spirit shows no sign of ending.