Belarus, a small landlocked country in Europe, consumed the greatest average number of liters of pure alcohol per capita. On average, its citizens consumed 14.4 liters each year, over 1.5 times more than Americans.
The Cook Islands - a collection of islands in the South Pacific- topped the list, with the average person consuming about 13 liters of pure alcohol per year- that's more than 100 glasses of wine.
Andre the Giant. No one in recorded history could drink as much as Andre. The pro wrestler – who stood 7'5″ and weighed over 500 pounds – routinely shocked friends and spectators with his insane tolerance for alcohol.
The biggest hard alcohol drinkers on the globe aren't cuddled up somewhere in sub-zero Siberia; they're sipping on Soju, in South Korea. South Koreans drink 13.7 shots of liquor per week on average, which is the most in the world. And of 44 other countries analyzed by Euromonitor, none comes anywhere close.
Top Ten Drunkest Countries
In terms of drinking frequency, France took the top spot for the average number of days that alcohol was consumed, at 132 days a year, followed by New Zealand on 120. Globally, people drank twice a week on average or 101 days in 2020.
Approximately 84 per cent of Australians drink alcohol at least once in a 12-month period, compared to 83.9 per cent in the UK and 68.9 per cent in the US. However, the UK leads the way with alcohol abuse problems.
Australians have been named the heaviest drinkers in the world in a survey after spending more time drunk in 2020 than any other nation. The international survey found Australians drank to the point of drunkenness an average of 27 times a year, almost double the global average of 15.
You won't find it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but Andre the Giant holds the world record for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting. These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy, but during a six-hour period Andre drank 119 of them.
191.2 million litres of pure alcohol was available for consumption. This equates to 9.51 litres of pure alcohol available per person. 12.43 litres per person was consumed by the 77% of persons who consumed alcohol last year.
The top 10 countries that consume the least alcohol across the WHO European Region are Tajikistan (0.9 litres), Azerbaijan (1.0), Turkey (1.8), Uzbekistan (2.6), Turkmenistan (3.1), Israel (4.4), Armenia (4.7), Kazakhstan (5.0), Albania (6.8), and North Macedonia (6.4).
Looking at the amount of alcohol consumed per person aged 15 years or older, the Seychelles is in first place with around 20.5 litres of alcohol drunk per person per year, according to Our World in Data; studies show that young male peer groups primarily drink high amounts of alcohol in the Seychelles.
1. Polmos Spirytus Rektyfikowany Vodka. The world's strongest spirit is a rectified Polish spirit that is normally used for home distillers to create their own flavored vodkas at home. You can drink it straight, but since it's almost pure alcohol, it's got quite the kick and is generally not recommended.
A larger body mass index and a higher volume of plasma in the body contribute to the ability of larger people to consume more, many experts said.
Vodka is considered to be the most sold liquor in India. Some of the most commonly consumed and popular liquor types also include whiskey, rum, gin, and tequila, among others.
If you're going for a night out with friends and plan to get drunk fast, then shots of tequila or vodka will do the trick. Due to their high alcohol volumes, they help you get drunk quickly without having to drink too much.
After trying to beat Boggs' record on an episode of “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” actor Charlie Day told Jimmy Fallon that the hitter's legendary beer number was actually 107. Later that summer, Boggs confirmed to TMZ that he drank over 100 beers in a day, joking, “I've got a hollow leg.
The Budweiser from Budějovice has been called "The Beer of Kings" since the 16th century. Adolphus Busch adapted this slogan to "The King of Beers." This history notwithstanding, Anheuser Busch owns the trademark to these slogans in the United States.
NIAAA defines heavy drinking as follows: For men, consuming more than 4 drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks per week. For women, consuming more than 3 drinks on any day or more than 7 drinks per week.
Local government areas in Western Australia's (WA) beachside are consuming the most alcohol, with rates almost double the national average. Byron Shire Council in New South Wales (NSW) had the nation's highest rate of risky drinking, but some areas of NSW also had some of the lowest rates in the country.
Heavy drinking in Australia was a cultural norm since colonisation. For a period, convicts in Australia were partially paid with rum. The distribution of rum amongst the New South Wales Corps led to the only successful armed takeover of an Australian government, which later became known as the Rum Rebellion of 1808.
Approximately 40% of the population (aged 14 years and over) drink alcohol at least once per week, including 5% of the population who drink daily. Twenty-three percent of Australians do not drink alcohol at all.
In Australia, the most popular soft drink is still Coca-Cola. It is the most commonly sold soft drink in stores, but it is certainly not the only one. Schweppes is also very popular in Australia.