hard liquor


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A popular term for beverages with a high—often > 30% by volume (i.e., 60 proof)—alcohol content (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey). Hard liquors are preferred by alcoholics, as a steady state of low-level inebriation is easier to maintain

hard liquor

A popular term for beverages with a high–often > 30% by volume–ie, 60 proof alcohol content–eg, gin, rum, vodka, whiskey; HLs are preferred by alcoholics as a steady state of low-level inebriation is easier to maintain. See Standard drink.
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Consumers could be forgiven for thinking that the networks are already carrying hard liquor ads, given the flood of commercials for malt liquors, such Smirnoff Ice, Bacardi Silver, Jack Daniel's Hard Cola and Captain Morgan Gold.
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The study is independent confirmation of what we have always believed -- that adults clearly understand there are very real differences between beer and hard liquor and they view the products differently.