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Local Liquors

Philippine local liquors could either be indigenous or commercially manufactured beverages. The production of liquors is one of the most profitable industries in the Philippines. Alak is the generic Tagalog term for liquor or wine.

Common Native Liquors

  • Tuba - a coconut toddy that has a stinging sweet and bittersweet taste. The process involves extracting the sap of an unopened coconut bud.
  • Lambanog - is a wine made from coconut. It is famous for its potency that normally carries about 80 to 90 proof variations.
  • Basi (sugar cane wine)- is made by fermenting boiled, freshly extracted, sugar cane juice.
  • Agkud (Manobo) - is a liquor made from rice, corn, cassava or sorghum.
  • Laksoy - is a liquor distilled from the sap of a nipa palm. It is widely made and available in Caraga, Mindanao.
  • Tapey - is the only known Igorot rice wine and the only known rice wine in the Philippines.

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