Spirits are drinks with a base of distilled alcohol, as opposite to the fermented drinks such as wine, beer and cider.
They are produced all over the world by distillation or maceration of farming raw material. Some of them are aged in barrels.
We count 46 main categories, among them: bitters, aniseed, brandy, fruit eau de vie, wine eau de vie (Armagnac, Cognac), cider eau de vie (Calvados), gin, liqueurs, rhums, vodkas, whiskies.
Their alcohol content is minimum 15%.