hard liquor

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Noun1.hard liquor - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermentedhard liquor - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
aqua vitae, ardent spirits - strong distilled liquor or brandy
akvavit, aquavit - Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
arak, arrack - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
bitters - alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
gin - strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
ouzo - a Greek liquor flavored with anise
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
schnapps, schnaps - any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
mescal - a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
vodka - unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
lacing - a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
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Diageo's hard liquor ads are already appearing on some 300 network affiliates, independent TV stations and cable outlets nationwide, said company spokesman Gary Galanis.
A lot of my customers would like us to carry hard liquor instead of going to distant places.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal spoke at a press conference where the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a study saying that teens viewing ads for malternatives think the ads are for hard liquor products.
The Bistro also secured a license to pour hard liquor and has no corkage fee on Mondays.
AP -- NBC has backed off a new policy that made it the first broadcast network to run hard liquor commercials.
Incidentally, there's no hard liquor anymore, but beer (like Tsing Tao, the Chinese brew) or wine can be ordered from a staffer in the dining room.
AP-Maine's two NBC affiliate TV stations have decided not to air the hard liquor ads that their parent network began accepting last month.
Seagram is pushing ahead with advertising whiskey on television despite criticism from President Clinton and others who urged the distiller to honor the industry's 48-year-old ban on TV ads for hard liquor.
An Alaskan group seeking to cut down on underage drinking wants to triple that state's tax on beer and more than double the taxes on hard liquor and wine, saying the added cost would stop some minors from buying booze.
At Weber's Place in Reseda, in addition to munchies by the pound, there's a new white chocolate mousse-flavored beer and full-measure premium hard liquor shots at $2.
The tax on beer would go from 18 cents to 53 cents per gallon, on wine from 25 cents to 34 cents per liter, and on hard liquor from $1.
Kennedy II has proposed a ban on radio and TV advertising for hard liquor.