Many people do not even consider the fact that animals can be exploited in products that do not contain animal ingredients.
Isinglass, for example, is a collagen, derived from fish bladders, commonly used in beer and wine to clarify the final products. Campari, a cordial, is colored with carmine, derived from the bodies of dried cochineal beetles.
In general, liquors tend to use the least amount of animal products, followed by beer, and the least vegan-friendly, wine.
Luckily for us conscious eaters, there exists a comprehensive list that informs you as to which companies are vegan-friendly and which are not. It is user-developed, so if your alcohol of choice is not listed, you can determine if it is vegan or not and add it to the list.
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