100 % alcohol – What is it?
Absolute alcohol, i.e. 100 % alcohol, is only a concept in statistics.
Alcoholic beverages of different percentage by volume can more easily be compared with each other by using this concept of absolute alcohol.
Litres are calculated into 100 % litres of alcohol by multiplying litres by the volume percent.
Example: 5 litres of an alcoholic beverage at 40 percent by volume equal 2 litres of absolute alcohol (5 ltr x 0,40 = 2 ltr of absolute alcohol).