Friday, July 8, 2011
Like the creamery, this is simple too. The various prices of the liquors are based upon the cost of the items necessary to make the recipe for the liquor, adjusted for the distiller's overhead. The cost and weight of the bottle, an 8 oz. glass vessel is included. The 'bottle' is standardized for my world - when speaking of a 'bottle' it is always this size and made of glass. If the same size item is made of ceramic, it is called a flask.
The higher cost for things like arak and arrack (see this post) is due largely to the sources for those liquors being far, far away from eastern Transylvania, which this table was generated for.
The 'spirits, ordinary' category refers to whatever local liquor is common in that particular area. It isn't specified because the table is meant to be universal, so that if I were to generate one for some other place I don't have to remember to change something. With a lot of work I could probably fix this, but I don't feel its necessary. For the record, a common liquor in Transylvania is something called palinca/palinka, the origin of which is claimed by both Rumania and Hungary.