Common questions

What liquor should you have at a wedding?

What liquor should you have at a wedding?

Vodka and bourbon are the two most common liquor choices for any wedding. On the one hand, you have a clear liquor with vodka, and alternately you have a colored liquor in bourbon. Both are easily drinkable on their own, and both are used in signature cocktail beverages, such as the vodka martini and the Old Fashioned.

What brands of liquor are considered top shelf?

This list includes only the top of the line, more expensive brands of liquor for the sophisticated pallet, including: Pravda, Martini & Rossi, Hennessy, Jim Beam (Black), Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Patron, Glenlivet, Appleton Estate, Cruzan, and Tanqueray.

What type of liquor is most popular?

America’s most popular liquor brands

  1. Smirnoff vodka. US retail sales in 2014: $315 million.
  2. Captain Morgan rum. US retail sales in 2014: $224 million.
  3. Jack Daniel’s whiskey. US retail sales in 2014: $219 million.
  4. Bacardi rum.
  5. Crown Royal whisky.
  6. Absolut vodka.
  7. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
  8. Jim Beam bourbon.

How much should you spend on alcohol for a wedding?

Your costs can vary quite a bit based on the venue and alcohol package you choose. For a full open bar with premium liquors, The Knot puts the average cost at $4,147, while an open bar limited to cheaper spirits averages $2,550.

Is it cheaper to buy your own alcohol for a wedding?

Almost 80% of couples pay for alcohol at their wedding according to an Easy Weddings poll. If you’re having a more casual backyard style wedding, then it’s easier and cheaper to provide alcohol for your guests, but you need to think about how much to buy.

What is the most expensive liquor ever?

The World’s Most Expensive Drinks Ever Sold

  • Bowmore 1957 Scotch whisky, $185,300.
  • 1869 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, $328,000.
  • Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne, $2 million.
  • The Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley, $USD3.
  • Isabella Islay whisky, $USD6.
  • The Cornish submarine cellar, unknown.

What is the number 1 selling liquor?

Updated Rankings For 2021!

Rank Brand Brand Value
1 Moutai 39.3 Billion
2 Wuliangye 20.8 Billion
3 Yanghe 7.6 Billion
4 Luzhou Laojiao 5.6 Billion

Who pays for the alcohol at the wedding?

Tradition. Typically, whoever is paying for the wedding and reception will pay for the open bar, should the couple choose to have one. Traditionally, this responsibility falls on the bride’s family.

Is it cheaper to supply your own alcohol for a wedding?

1. Buy Your Own Booze. Buying booze at your go-to spot is a lot cheaper than purchasing drinks directly through a caterer. If your venue and caterer let you supply your own liquor, wine, and beer, you can hand-select your favorite brands without breaking the bank.

How much should I spend on alcohol for my wedding?

To start, a good rule of thumb is to assume the average guest will consume two drinks during the first hour and then one drink for each hour thereafter. The cost of an average open bar at a wedding can account for 10 – 20% of the wedding budget. That means 900 drinks will be consumed at an average cost of $5 each.

What’s the most common liquor at a wedding?

The Most Common Liquor Used in Signature Wedding Drinks It’s just as important to know what’s in the signature cocktail (ideally not the bottom-shelf vodka that haunted the mornings of your early 20’s). We asked couples which liquors they included in their custom drinks. Most chose vodka, while Dallas, TX, and Denver, CO, went with tequila.

Where can I buy alcohol for my wedding?

If allowable, find a nearby liquor emporium that will handle all your alcohol needs. Not only will the pricing be more fair than the jacked-up rates “wedding factory”-type venues charge, but, at the end of the night, most liquor stores will buy back any unopened bottles. (Of course, in California it’s illegal to ever return alcohol.)

Which is the best wine for a wedding?

Chardonnay and cabernet are the most popular wine choices, but a zinfandel and sauvignon blanc are good alternatives, respectively. Every ultimate wedding alcohol list should include mixers. While they may not be alcohol themselves, there are very few guests who will want their drinks neat.

What kind of beer should I serve at my wedding?

If you’re planning to have an outdoor wedding and reception in the summer heat, serving heavy, dark lagers might not be such a good idea. Lighter beers correspond to hotter weather and daytime weddings, while darker beers may be more appropriate and popular during winter weddings or nighttime receptions.