Liquor

Liquor (also hard liquorhard alcoholdistilled alcohol, or spirit) is an alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruit, or vegetable that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. The distillation process purifies the liquid and removes diluting components like water, for the purpose of increasing its proportion of alcohol content (commonly expressed as alcohol by volume, ABV). As liquors contain significantly more alcohol, they are considered "harder" – in North America, the term hard liquor is used to distinguish distilled alcoholic drinks from non-distilled ones, whereas the term spirits is used in the UK.