In general, alcoholic beverages are divided into 5 special categories:
- Alcoholic beverages from distillates
- Alcoholic beverages with distillates
- Other alcoholic beverages
- Special alcoholic beverages
According to the current legislation, alcoholic beverage production may include the following ingredients: ethyl alcohol for distillery, wine distillate, raisin distillate, the distillates from vine products, every kind of natural extracts or distillates that come from their distillation, water, wines, sugar and in general sweetening materials, fruit juices, coloring or aromatic substances, essential oils, various additives and special materials.
The quantity of ethanol combined with the other ingredients, determines how "strong" a drink is. The "strength" of each drink is mentioned on the label of its packaging, namely on the bottle. In particular, it is the number mentioned on the label followed by the words "Alcohol % vol." or "% vol." or "% AV" that means Alcohol by Volume. The higher the percentage, the stronger the drink is. We quote that wine usually has 10-12% vol., and whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila usually have 37-40% vol.