We’re as impressed with Olympiads’ slalom canoe skills and synchronized diving talents as anyone, but we can’t help but wonder: Which country would win for drinking?
Enter the Supercall 2016 International Drink Off.
Aside from the sheer volume of booze consumed country-to-country every year, each culture has its own traditions and boozes of choice. We chose the winners of Supercall’s first International Drink Off based primarily on how much pure alcohol each country drinks per capita, as well as on the country’s overall population and drinking traditions. Here are the results:
Runner Up: Germany
Population: 80.62 million
Liters of pure alcohol consumed per capita in 2014: 10.94
Germany, we applaud your commitment to highly drinkable beer—you produce the fourth most worldwide and drink more than 100 liters per capita each year. We’re also fans of all of your delightful Rieslings and super-bitter liqueurs, but it’s not quite enough to win you the bronze. That said, we’d drop what we’re doing in an instant to join your legions of dedicated beer guzzlers in Munich for Oktoberfest this September. Prost!