The Liquor Olympics: Which Country Consumes the Most Alcohol

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are here, and I’ll be honest, I’m just not that into it. I’m a huge fan of the Winter season from the cold to the snow to the holidays, but when it comes to the Olympics i’m more of a Summer Olympics fan. Maybe it’s the overkill between the winter games and the x games which have some similar styled events. Personally I only get interested with bobsledding, thanks to “Cool Runnings” from my childhood, and for some odd reason [and by odd reason I mean my wife] I’ve gotten really attached to curling. So I thought, if there’s anyone out there with similar feelings of “blah” about this Winter olympics, maybe I could make it a little more competitive. The medal count is pretty important I suppose, and as of right now the U.S. and Netherlands are tied at 20 for the most with Russia right behind at 19. But let;s forget about who can jump the furthest off a giant slide into a pile of snow. Does that really prove anything? Being able to ice skate in circles over and over doesn’t really prove much to me either. I’m more interested into what country can consume the most alcohol…

And so if you’re curious like me, we dug up this awesome infographic from 2011 that  breaks down the drunkest countries in the world with pretty good data using beer, liquor, wine, and “other”. I won’t speculate on the other, but lets just hope its just moonshine. We heard they were in the process of updating the information to 2014, but the guys in charge were drinking and forgot…

national-buzzSo there you have it. Muldova is officially the drunkest country in the world. We might be a Major power in the world, and currently #1 in Medals in the 2014 Winter Games, but we’re not even a blip on the radar in the world of sports drinking.



Alex is a full time Consultant with10+ years experience in the Wine & Spirits, Consumer Goods, and Retail industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.

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