Liquor consumption, by country

Quartz' Roberto A. Ferdman and Ritchie King tallies which countries drink the most hard liquor. Surprises: Russia comes in second place to the very hard-drinking Koreans, and the U.S. comes out comfortably ahead of Europe. [via Gawker]

Bonus surprise: Turkey pips Britain & Ireland to take the #1 tea-drinking crown.

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  1. One of my graphic design students made an infographic addressing this topic last year, but it also breaks down alcohol consumption by category (spirits, wine, beer, etc). The U.S. may drink more liquor than Western Europe but they've got us beat pretty handily for overall alcohol consumption.

    [Credit: Lili Chiok]

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