Types of Alcoholic Beverages in Kenya and Their Prices
We love these wonderful drinks. We have consumed it and enjoyed its magical effects for a long time. We always toast vodka for a newly wedded couple, pop-up champagne on parties, complement great meals with a bottle of best red wine or best white wine, enjoy our favourite beer as we watch a football match with our friends, serve the best whisky brands on weddings and so on and so on. But, hi do you really know exactly what an alcoholic drink you enjoy regularly and cherish is? Well, let us enlighten you on what is exactly defined as an alcoholic drink, which we keep ordering on bars and online wine and spirit shops. Also, we are going to look at the most popular alcoholic drinks in Kenya, so that you will buy your favourite beer, whisky, cognac or wine with confidence, knowing its category.
Alcoholic drinks are drinks that contain an alcohol know as ethanol (or ethyl alcohol). The ethanol (alcohol) is a type of recreational drug (stimulant and depressant) that is mostly used though, many people don’t view it that way. It inhibits the person’s central nervous system, which distorts his/her coordination, control and judgment. This ethanol in alcoholic beverages is produced through fermentation of sugar in grains, fruits, yeast, and other sources like honey and milk. It is this alcohol that causes people to become inebriated when they drink it. It has an intoxicating effect for pleasure, by modifying the user's perceptions, feelings, and emotions thereby, helping him/her to reduces anxiety, to relax and improves sociability.
Alcoholic drinks are legal in most countries and these countries have laws regulating the production, sale, and consumption of these popular beverages. These laws may specify the minimum age which a person may legally buy or drink alcoholic beverages. This minimum age varies depending on the country and most nations including Kenya set it at 18 years of age. Abuse of alcohol drinks or high alcohol consumption can cause a person to develop debilitating alcohol poisoning, becoming an alcoholic or stupor. Alcoholic drinks are classified into two main categories; distilled (spirits and liquors) and undistilled (beer and wine).
Distilled drinks (spirit and liquors)
A distilled drink is an alcoholic drink produced by distilling. Distillation is a process which follows the fermentation process, to increase and concentrates alcohol of the drink (most expressed as alcohol by volume, ABV). It by purifies this drink by removing diluting components and water of a fermented drink. The fermented liquid is heated until the alcohol and flavourings vaporize and can be drawn off, cooled, and condensed back into a liquid. Distilled alcoholic beverages contain more alcohol by volume than undistilled drinks. They also have different alcohol percentages and the higher the percentage, the more alcohol content it has. So whenever you drink any of these distilled drinks, ensure you do so responsibly.
Liquor: - This is an alcoholic drink produced by distilling grains, fruit, or vegetables that have already been fermented. In North America, the term hard liquor is used to refer to distilled drinks.
Spirits: - Spirits is not a specific name for any drink. It refers to distilled alcoholic drinks which are unsweetened and strong.
All spirits and hard liquor contain a high alcohol content of about 20% to 65% ABV and they have 0% carbohydrates and fat/cholesterol. They are also, technically clear/ colourless and the rich colour such as golden brown hue their display is out of the ageing process. The distilled drinks include; whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, brandy, and liqueurs.
Brandy is a liquor produced by wine distillation. Brandy usually has an alcohol concentration of about 35% to 60% ABV and is best consumed as an after-dinner drink. There are three types of brandy; grape brandy, a pomace brandy, and fruit brandy. Buy original brandy drinks on our store at the best brandy prices in Kenya for both wholesale price and retail price.
Gin is a spirit produced from distilling juniper berries which give gin its fabulous unique taste. The gin spirit was intended to be used as a mixer and not to be consumed on its own, though today it is consumed on its own. It usually has an alcohol content of 35% to 50% ABV. Dial a drink Nairobi to order this classic drink in Kenya and enjoy our quick and free delivery services in Nairobi and its environs.
Whiskey spirit is produced by distilling fermented grain; barley, rye, wheat, and corn. There different types of whisky in Kenya that you can buy on online drinks delivery Nairobi, which includes; malt whisky, bourbon whisky, blended whisky and many more. Most of the whisky brands have an alcohol content of around 40% to 55% ABV. We have a wide range of the best whisky brands in Kenya, so dial a delivery Nairobi to enjoy this hard liquor with friends. We do delivery for free in Nairobi and its environs, so don’t deny yourself the enjoyment of the best whisky brands in Kenya.
Rum is produced from distilling fermented sugarcane juice/molasses. It is flavoured through the ageing it in oak barrels. The alcohol content of rum around 40% to 55%. Explore the world of best drinks in Kenya by placing your order at the comfort of your home and we will be proud to deliver your favourite rum brand to your doorstep.
Tequila is a popular spirit which is mainly made from blue agave plant of Mexican. However, due to a change in Mexican law, today tequila is not necessarily made from blue agave plants only. The various tequila colours are obtained through the ageing process and usually has an alcohol concentration of about 40―50% ABV. Enjoy the best tequila brands in Kenya by buying on drinks zone - alcohol delivery Nairobi.
Vodka is usually made by distilling fermented grains or potatoes, although some modern brands use other substances such as wheat, rye, and corn. It contains purified ethanol and water which goes through various stages of distillation. Most Vodka has an alcohol content of 35% to 50% ABV. Don’t miss the best vodka brands in Kenya to pop-up on a special occasion. Just dial a drink and we deliver your party in minutes.
Liqueurs cover a broad range of alcoholic drinks that have been added herbs, fruits, spices, or cream. Also, some other spirits are turned into liqueurs i.e. vodka liqueur. Have a taste of the best liqueurs drinks by placing an order with our online wine and spirit shop Nairobi CBD.
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Undistilled Drinks (wine and beer)
Undistilled alcoholic drinks are also called fermented drinks. Fermentation is the process of using bacteria or yeast to chemically convert sugar into alcohol (ethanol). The main undistilled alcoholic beverages are wines and beers where both are made by fermentation. Wineries companies ferment grapes to make various types of wine while breweries companies ferment barley, wheat, and other grains to make different beer brands in Kenya.
Beer is the best-known and most consumed alcoholic beverage globally. It is made by fermenting grain mash typically, barley, corns, rice, and yeast and flavouring it with hops. It is usually classified into two categories; ale and lagers. The main difference between lager and ales is the use of yeast where lagers use bottom-fermenting yeast while ales use top-fermenting yeast. A standard beer, whether it is lager or an ale, has an alcohol content of about 2% to 8% ABV, however, some beers have higher or lower alcohol concentrations.
Do you know the glass you drink your beer from affects beer’s flavour? This is because the shape of the glass affects the way you hold it in your hands, which warms the beer and affects its flavour due to the temperature change. That is why, it is recommended you drink your beer from thick glass, or one with a handle so as not to effects its flavour.
Wine is produced by fermenting grape juice or other fruits such as apples, cherries, berries, or plums. Wine can be classified into five main categories; red wine, white wine, rosé wine, sparkling wine, and fortified wine and also champagne wine. The wine undergoes a longer fermentation process than beer and a long ageing process, resulting in an alcohol content of about 9%–16% ABV. It is believed that the longer the ageing process, the better the wine tastes. The yeast is the main ingredient which produces alcohol in wines after converting the sugars in grapes to alcohol. We have an extensive collection of different types of wines in Kenya, covering the best sweet red wines in Kenya, best sweet white wines in Kenya and other best wine brands. Order drinks delivery Nairobi for the best wines brands in Kenya at the most affordable wine prices in Kenya.
We have other types of wine such as; Fruits wine, which is made from other fruits, other than grapes such as apple wine and plum wine. It is a fermented alcoholic drink made from fruit juice; apple juice, pears, cherries or other fruit. It usually has an alcohol content of about 1.2% to 8.5% ABV or more. We also have sake which is made from rice. Sparkling wine is mostly made by employing a secondary fermentation process. Champagne is the most popular sparkling wine in Kenya and usually has an alcohol concentration of about 10% to 12%. Some wines are “fortified” by adding distilled spirit to raise their alcohol content up to 20% ABV.
Alcohol by volume (ABV) and alcohol proof are the main measures used to determine the strength or alcohol concentration of an alcoholic drink. Alcohol by volume is the number of millilitres of ethanol per 100 millilitres of a beverage, while alcohol proof is twice the percentage of alcohol by volume. For example, a drink which has 35% ABV will be 70 proof. This alcohol content measurement is a percentage of alcohol per volume.
These are the general types of alcoholic drinks in Kenya that you can proudly order online on our drinks delivery Kenya- drinks zone store. There is something magical about these alcoholic beverages that always makes any celebration special and memorable, so don’t miss a bottle of the best alcoholic drinks in Kenya in your cerebrations. It is not surprising these drinks find their way in every special occasion that you will be celebrating in your life. Champagne, wine, beer, whisky, and vodka are a very popular drink in Kenya that always satisfy our taste and palate. Drinks zone have all the best and popular drinks in Kenya that I am sure you will like and form a bond with their taste. We also have the best affordable alcohol prices in Kenya for both wholesale price and retail price. Dial a drink Nairobi to order you favourite drink from wine, whisky, rum, brandy, vodka, beer to champagne. Cheers, as you explore the alcoholic drinks we have for you to enjoy.