Most of you have probably tasted all the most popular liquor brands but have you ever wondered about the history that made them practically heroes?
Just like their flavors, the stories of their success differ from one another. Here’s a view into the history of said favorite liquor brands across the world.
As Bacardi continues to be one of the most successful spirits in the world, it all came to be with simple beginnings. Founded by a Spanish merchant Facundo Bacardí Massó, it was originally known as the best white rum in Cuba. With over 200 brands and labels, Bacardi now trades in more than 150 countries and produces around 200 million bottles per year.
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If you are a lover of Irish whiskey, the first name that most likely comes to mind is Jameson's Irish Whiskey. John Jameson was mainly a Scottish lawyer but also a general manager of his relative’s distillery for Scottish whiskey in Dublin. John received full ownership of the business in 1805. Since the takeover, the company has been producing some of the best Irish whiskey in the world.
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Mr. John Walker, the man behind the number one scotch whiskey brand, started as a farmer who had been through struggles after his father's death. He purchased a grocery store where he sold local whiskey(s) and single malt(s) lines. The brand started with his idea of blending the stocked line of single malts and selling them for more money. The taste turned out to be much better than the single malts, and later, became a popular supplement to his inventory.
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Jack Daniel's is the biggest producer of the famous 'Tennessee whiskey' carrying over 150 years of heritage in the liquor industry. The iconic Old No. 7 Charcoal-Mellowed Whiskey has won numerous awards for its amazing taste and demand.
Pyotr Smirnov became the richest man in Russia with his genius marketing skills. Originally founded in Moscow, Smirnoff quickly became the best selling vodka brand in the world
Now that you know all this fun and interesting information about your favorite liquor brands, you can not only show off your liquor collection but also your knowledge about how they became the best in the world!