1. Liquor is an alcoholic beverage produced by the process of distilling a fermented mixture—usually grains or fruits. The distillation method purifies the liquid by removing impurities while also increasing the alcohol content. Most liquors have an alcohol by volume of 30% or more.

Not be confused with liqueur, which refers to a distilled spirit that includes added sugar, or an infusion of herbs, spices, fruit or other flavorings