The only alcohol humans can consume is ethanol. Through beer and wine ethyl alcohol has been used since the early dawn of men. Distilling was originally an eastern invention, which spread around the 14th century through monasteries and universities all over Europe. With this technique we can separate different substances (like alcohol) by evaporation. Distillate can be found in all kinds of dilutions, but most commonly somewhere between 30% and 50%.
A lot of nonsense and myths go around about alcohol. This is not surprising considering alcohol is the most common stimulant in our European civilization. And although the State suggests that alcohol would actually not be very good for us, they make big money through it by the high taxes they collect on alcoholic beverages. Also the manufacturers and suppliers have no interest in low alcohol prices. For them it is of great interest to keep alcohol something mysterious…
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