Friday, March 18 2016 12:42 EET
France becomes No. 1 whiskey country
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Whiskey is rapidly becoming the French national drink.

France has all the chances to become a homeland of whiskey instead of Scotland, as this alcoholic drink is gaining national status in the country, The Times reports.

A recent study of the Paris-based consultancy Bonial has released data according to which the French have been drinking more whiskey than residents of any other country. It was found that a Frenchman generally drinks about 2.15 liters of whiskey a year.

The second country where whiskey is extremely popular is Uruguay (1.8 liters), and the third largest consumer of this beverage is the USA (1.4 liters).

According to the Independent, almost all of the whiskey which is being sold in France (90%) is exported from Scotland. However, there is a big chance that the high demand for whiskey will make French manufacturers think about their own domestic production.

"In 15 years, the best whiskey in the world will be the one that is made in France. We can stop imitating the Scots and create a real French style [in the production of whiskey]," the head of the plant Distillerie de Paris noted.

It was also reported that a variety of countries where whiskey is very popular includes Australia, UAE, UK and Ireland.

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