Fermentation/Distillation Sources
Source Name of fermented beverage Name of distilled beverage
grain beer, ale whiskey (also spelled whisky)
juice of sugarcane, or molasses basi, betsa-betsa (regional) rum
potato (and rarely grain) - vodka, gin
juice of agave (A*ga"ve) pulque tequila
juice of fruits, other than apples or pears wine (most commonly from grapes) brandy
juice of apples "hard" cider applejack, or apple brandy
juice of pears perry, or pear cider pear brandy