Copenhagen Spirits And Cocktails Bartender Challenge 2012 UK

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For the first time in Denmark, Copenhagen Spirits and Cocktails invites you to a bartender challenge that doesn’t primarily focus on ingredients and garnish, but emphasise the importance of knowledge and skills behind the bar in order to carry the title of Bartender of the Year 2012. Contestants are competing in classic cocktails on the following terms: Basic knowledge Taste, balance and proof Glass, garnish and ice Social skills and competences behind the bar Theoretical and technical presentation Above the honour and merits, the winner will enjoy an educational trip to New York. Preliminary rounds The first challenge is an online test that focuses on trivial know


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which three ingredients must always be present in the production of alcohol?
    • A. 

      Yeast, water, sugar

    • B. 

      Barrels, air, heat

    • C. 

      Water, crop, right temperature

  • 2. 
    What is the purpose of distillation?
    • A. 

      To produce 100% neutral spirits

    • B. 

      To purify the spirit

    • C. 

      To separate water from alcohol and to increase the alcohol volume

  • 3. 
    Alcohol boils at what temperature?
    • A. 

      78,3 degrees Celsius

    • B. 

      71,3 degrees Celsius

    • C. 

      85,3 degrees Celsius

  • 4. 
    What does NOM means?
    • A. 

      Nordic Originated Melasses

    • B. 

      Number Of Malts

    • C. 

      Norma Oficial Mexicana

  • 5. 
    How long does a tequila normally rest in casks to qualify as a Reposado, according to NORMA? 
    • A. 

      2-12 months

    • B. 

      12-18 months

    • C. 

      12-24 months

  • 6. 
    Tequila must consist of at least 51% of which agave plant?
    • A. 

      Blue Agave Americana

    • B. 

      Agave Azul Tequilana Weber

    • C. 

      Agave Attenuata

  • 7. 
    What is Demerara?
    • A. 

      A type of Rum that is solely produced by the Demerara River

    • B. 

      The yeasting process in connection with rum production

    • C. 

      A type of cane sugar that mainly grows on Guyana

  • 8. 
    What is Rhum Agricole?
    • A. 

      Dark rum made from the juices pressed from the sugar cane and geographically produced in South America

    • B. 

      Light rum made from molasses and geographically mainly produced in Cuba

    • C. 

      Rum made from the juices pressed from the sugar cane and geographically mainly produced around Martinique and Guadalupe

  • 9. 
    Where is the Appleton distillery placed?
    • A. 

      Jamaica

    • B. 

      Venezuela

    • C. 

      Guyana

  • 10. 
    What is molasses?
    • A. 

      Another term for Mezcal

    • B. 

      An excess product stemming from sugar refinement used in the production of rum

    • C. 

      The term used for the mash used in rum production

  • 11. 
    Who founded the first English gin distillery? 
    • A. 

      Alexander Gordon

    • B. 

      Tom Collins

    • C. 

      Charles Tanqueray

  • 12. 
    What type of gin is Plymouth Gin? 
    • A. 

      London Dry Gin

    • B. 

      Plymouth Gin

    • C. 

      Old Tom Gin

  • 13. 
    To qualify as a London Dry Gin, does it have to be produced in London? 
    • A. 

      No. It is a type of gin that is not geographically regulated, but solely describes the characteristics of the gin

    • B. 

      Yes. An EU regulative stipulates this.

    • C. 

      The base spirit must be produced in London, but may be bottled in other countries

  • 14. 
    Which grapes is cognac usually produced from?
    • A. 

      Sauvignon Blanc / Ugni Blanc

    • B. 

      Ugni Blanc / Folle Blanc / Colombard

    • C. 

      Folle Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc / Colombard

  • 15. 
    Which casks are used for aging cognac?   
    • A. 

      Sherry casks

    • B. 

      Bourbon casks

    • C. 

      Limousine casks

  • 16. 
    What is the popular term used for the evaporation of alcohol during barrel aging? 
    • A. 

      Angel’s Share

    • B. 

      Angel’s Kiss

    • C. 

      Angel’s Breath

  • 17. 
    How many cognac-producing regions exist in France? 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

  • 18. 
    Bourbon must not be distilled to an alcohol volume exceeding? 
    • A. 

      140 proof

    • B. 

      150 proof

    • C. 

      160 proof

  • 19. 
    What is the Volstead Act? 
    • A. 

      An amendment to the American Constitution prohibiting the production and consumption of alcohol across all American states

    • B. 

      A Scottish law that stipulates the legal requirements in connection with the production of Scottish Single Malt

    • C. 

      The legal requirements that must be met in order for American whiskey to be categorised as Kentucky Straight Bourbon

  • 20. 
    How long must American whiskey as a minimum be aged to be categorised as a Straight Bourbon Whiskey? 
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      3 years

    • C. 

      4 years