The Most Overrated Spirit, According To Reddit

Like it or loathe it, alcohol is big business in the United States, with the overall market (including beer, spirits, and wine) estimated as being worth over $261 billion, according to Statista. Beer is noted to be the most popular alcoholic drink, but BeverageDaily reports sharp increases in sales of spirits, with that section boasting a total value of $35.8 billion. Vodka is shown to be the biggest seller, raking in $7.3 billion.

Despite the these stats, there is some alcohol likely to upset some Reddit commentators. In an unambiguous post titled "vodka is the worst spirit" on the Reddit group "Unpopular Opinion," one user outlines their reasons for despising the popular alcoholic drink. "Vodka only makes drinks more bland," argues the user, adding that vodka produces worse hangovers than tequila — a spirit the person seems to be fond of. "Vodka sucks. Every spirit is vastly better," is their adamant conclusion. While many people leapt to the defense of vodka, there is good news in store for all members of the anti-vodka brigade.

Vodka's popularity could soon be trashed by another spirit

The Reddit post lambasting vodka has certainly proved to be controversial. "Vodka isn't supposed to have much flavor," one person argues, with a different user proclaiming its ability to be mixed with many drinks, and another saying "good vodka is so smooth." However, the vodka protest has also garnered support. "We can all agree no one actually likes the taste of vodka", one Redditor confidently declares, while another adds simply, "Tastes like college." We can only imagine what regretful time they are referring to.

It sounds like these vodka haters would be happy to know that the drink may be on the rocks. Although vodka remains the highest-selling spirit, its rate of growth is only 4.9% compared to tequila's 30.1%, according to BeverageDaily — meaning that if the growth continues, tequila has a chance of stripping vodka of its spirits title. Still, whatever your views on alcohol, they all have a hand in these classic cocktails you should know how to make.