What Alcohol People Around the World Drink

Posted to Data Underload  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

After seeing Matt Stiles’s bar chart for alcohol consumption in different countries, I felt like it was a lot to scroll through. I really just wanted to look at a handful of countries. I’ve also wanted to take Nadieh Bremer’s gooey effects for a spin.

Combine the two, and it brought me to this:

alcohol-world

It’s definitely not perfect. It’s sluggish in non-Chrome browsers, it glitches now and again as you switch countries, and it’s not the most visually accurate metaphor. But I still like it, if just to mouse around the blobbies.

The “other” category is for beverages like soju in Korea and sake in Japan, which don’t fit into the other three categories.

See the breakdowns for 181 countries.

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