Spirits are distillations of fermented beverages.
Spirits are liquids that get their character from barrels used to make other alcholic liquids.
Spirits are any alcoholic beverage that is stronger than 15% Alcohol by Volume [ABV]
Spirits is the direct translation of "Eau de Vie" into English.
All spirits are colorless immediately after distillation.
Only Vodkas and Gins are colorless, and the rest are amber.
Only Whisky is Amber; all the rest are colorless.
There is no such thing as a clear distillate.
Brown Spirits get their color from aging in oak barrels, or from artificial coloring.
Brown Spirits get color only if the base material was brown to begin with.
Brown coloring comes from oak aging only.
Brown spirits get their coloring from lgihtly toasting the distillate, caramelizing the remaining residual sugars.
Straight addition of aritifical flavor
The Proof is 2x the value of the Alcohol by Volume.
The Proof is 1/2 x the Alcohol by Volume.
The Proof is the (Alcohol by Volume x 4)/ 750ml
The Proof and the Alcohol by Volume are unrelated.
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Make a neutral spirit, then flavor it with various Botanicals, always including Juniper.
Ferment the juice of juniper berries, then age in oak casks for 3 months.
Neutral spirit is combined with citrus liqueur.
Gin and vodka share exactly the same production methods.
A spirit made by distilling fruit wine.
A Vin de Liqueur.
A spirit made by fermenting and distilling barley.
A spirit made by fermenting and distilling corn.
Aged minimum 6 months in oak
Aged for 5 years
Distilled four times.
Filtered thorugh Maplewood Charcoal.
the Dutch word for burned wine, "Brandewijn."
The Brand used to mark the oak casks to differentiate it from the wine barrels during overseas shipping.
Sailors were known to "be Randy" after consuming the liquid.
Brandy is the name of the commune in Northcentral France where the liquid first became famous.
Pineau de Charentes
Islay Single Malt
A grape-based brandy from Western France, made from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard.
An apple-based brandy from Normandy.
A corn based spirit from Eastern France.
A whisky from the Hennesy region of France
Grand Cru Bordeaux
Spirits distilled from the wine pressed off of the spent grape solids [known as "pommace"] leftover from a winemaking process.
French distilled spirits made from potatoes [known in France as "Pomme de Terre"]
American Fruit brandies, mad efrom any fruit except grapes.
A Brandy made only from over-ripe, almost rotten Pommaceous fruits [like apples and pears]
Fruit-based, alembic-pot-still-fermented, unaged brandies.
White oak aged apple brandies.
Any distilled spirit.
Grain based, continuous still, aged brandies.
A Brandy from Normandy, France. Made from distilled Apple and Pear ciders.
An Eau de Vie from Provence, France. Made from 100% pear.
An oak aged corn wine.
Black raspberry liqueur, macerated with violets.
A spirit distilled from fermented cane sugar or molasses.
A spirit distilled from any agave species.
A spirit made from a grain base, infused with brown sugar and carribean spices.
A spirit made from any plant base, filtered through sugarcane charcoal prior to bottling.
Distilled from the fermented juice of the cooked pineapple heart of the Blue Agave Plant
Distilled from the fermented juice of any Agave plant or pineapple relative.
Distilled from ground-roasted mexican sweet potatoes.
Distilled from the Nevara Cochiloso, an indigineous Mexican sugarcane.
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Extra Anejo.
Reposado, Anejo, Blanco
Anejo, Reposado, Blanco, Extra Blanco
Extra Anejo, Anejo, reposado, Blanco.