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 Neutral grain spirits -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Neutral Grain Spirits, sold as "Everclear" in the (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776) United states is almost pure (A liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent) alcohol.
It is 95% (The intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline) ethanol so drinking it by itself in shots can be harmful over a period of time.
The grain from which it is derived can be any of the common (Grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet) cereal grains, though corn may be most common.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/neutral_grain_spirits.htm   (189 words)

 Neutral grain spirit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
pure grain alcohol or grain neutral spirits) refers to a clear liquid distilled at a high ethyl alcohol content.
Many distilled spirits (such as whisky) are distilled at lower alcohol percentages to preserve the flavor of the mash.
Everclear is one brand of neutral grain spirits sold in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neutral_grain_spirits   (159 words)

 Glossary of Terms
Grain or malt that is ground or crushed before being steeped.
Distilled from a grain mash of 80% corn.
A whiskey that is distilled from grain but not blended with neutral grain spirits or any other whiskey and aged in a charred oak barrel for at least two years.
www.tasteoftx.com /spirits/Terms.html   (1409 words)

 Whiskey Facts & Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Distilled spirits for beverage purposes in the United States are characterized specifically as to type, materials, composition, distillation proofs, maturation proofs, storage containers, and the extent of the aging period.
Varying only in the proof of distillation and intensity of flavor, grain neutral spirits require the same mashing and fermentation processes as whiskey and may be stored in new or matured cooperage.
During storage, grain neutral spirits acquire a degree of maturation similar in nature to the grain whiskies of Great Britain and to some of the delicate whiskies of Canada.
www.3dhospitality.com /public_html/shopping/whiskey.htm   (2338 words)

 Pinkie's ~ Whiskies
A simple definition, one that's short and to the point is that whiskey is a spirit, aged in wood, obtained from the distillation of a fermented mash of grain.
Straight whiskey is an alcoholic distillate from a fermented mash of grain distilled at not exceeding 160 proof and with drawn from the cistern room of the distillery at not more than 110 proof and not less than 80 proof, and aged for not less than 24 calendar months in new charred oak barrels.
A definition of "mash" is a mixture of grain, molasses or sugar with water and yeast, which is fermented and distilled to produce ethyl alcohol.
www.pinkiesonline.com /spirits/whiskey.htm   (1129 words)

 Vodka - Homedistiller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
In the United States, neutral spirits are generally distilled from a mash of grain and are termed neutral grain spirits.
Neutral spirits, by definition, have little character since they are distilled at very high proofs, and contain only minute traces of fusel oils, aldehydes, esters, acids, and solids.
The growth of vodka distilling at the end of the 15th century was brought on by advances in distilling technology and new surpluses of grain, thanks to the introduction of crop rotation.
homedistiller.org /wiki/index.php/Vodka   (6874 words)

 BCL Inc. Whisky
Malting is soaking the grain in water until it begins to germinate and then drying it in kilns.
The grain used in the mash for making single malt whisky is specially selected barley, which has been soaked in water for sprouting.
Located mainly in the Lowlands, the 14 Scottish grain distilleries produce grain spirits (which are in fact whiskies, not, as is sometimes misinterpreted, neutral grain spirits), made primarily from corn.
www.baycountryliquors.com /whiskey.htm   (2514 words)

 Spirits dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A term used to describe distilled spirits such as whiskey and brandy, which are brown in color.
Spirits distilled from a fermented mash of grain and stored in oak containers.
The characteristics imparted by storage differentiate grain spirits from grain neutral spirits.
www.liquormarts.com /mr_s_liquormarts_043.htm   (725 words)

 revrul55-40   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Neutral grain spirits of 190 degrees of proof may be received at an internal revenue bonded warehouse, reduced in proof to 111 degrees of proof in bulk gauging tanks in the regauge room of the warehouse, and drawn off into reused wooden barrels for the purpose of improving the quality of the spirits.
Section 225.415 to section 225.417, regulations relating to the warehousing of distilled spirits, make provision for the transfer of spirits from one kind of cooperate to another and establish the procedure to be followed relative thereto.
Section 225.408 provides in part that spirits in warehouse storage tanks which were produced at 190 degrees or more of proof may be reduced in such storage tanks to not less than 111 degrees of proof prior to being drawn into packages.
www.taxlinks.com /rulings/1955/revrul55-40.htm   (221 words)

The amount of a distilled spirit lost to evaporation during the aging process.
A brandy distilled with the double distillation process from white wine made of grapes grown within the legal limits of the Charente and Charente-Maritime departments of France, north of Bordeaux, which is aged in oak casks.
Spirits distilled from a fermented mash of grain and stored in oak.
www.beveragebusiness.com /bbcontent/html/spirits.html   (889 words)

 Encyclopedia: Neutral grain spirit
Ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless chemical compound, one of the alcohols that is most often found in alcoholic beverages.
Drinking neutral grain spirits by itself in shots can be harmful over a period of time.
Rectified spirit or rectified alcohol is high concentration alcohol purified by the process of rectification.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Neutral-grain-spirit   (352 words)

 Economic Botany Leaflets
(3) The classiest of the clear liquors, gin is distilled from grain and flavored primarily with juniper berries.
Flavoring of the neutral spirit is the most common means, and thus has lead to various debates as to whether gin is merely a flavored vodka.
Gin is a flavored, distilled, colorless to pale yellow liquor made from purified spirits usually obtained from a grain mash and having the juniper berry as its principal flavoring ingredient.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/juniper.htm   (1582 words)

 The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States - Media Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Volume exports of U.S. whisky, rum and neutral grain spirits categories all increased in 1995, while U.S. whisky, brandy, gin, cordials and neutral grain spirits categories increased by value.
Five years ago, U.S. distilled spirits exports were less than 10% of total industry sales.
In volume, U.S. commercial distilled spirits exports increased by 51.5% from 41.2 million proof gallons in 1994 to 62.4 million proof gallons in 1995.
www.discus.org /mediaroom/1996/export.htm   (302 words)

 SPORTSMAN'S Fine Wines & Spirits - General Liquor FAQ's
Located mainly in the Lowlands, the 14 Scottish grain distilleries produce grain spirits (which are in fact whiskies, not, as is sometimes misinterpreted, neutral grain spirits), made primarily from corn (maize).
Vodka, a clear spirit, was first documented in the 14th century, when it was initially called "zhizennia voda," meaning the “water of life." This was eventually shrunk to "vodka," which translates as either "water," "small water," or "dear little water" or “little stream” depending on the translation.
Once this high grade neutral spirit has been produced, it is reduced to 60% alcohol and then put into a modified pot still called a "gin still".
www.sportsmans4wine.com /faq-generalliquor.html   (4456 words)

 Gin - cocktail.com
Unlike liqueurs, where flavorings are added to the distilled spirits, gin is made by re-distilling the spirit with the botanicals.
Often it is purchased from a plant which specializes in the manufacturing of neutral grain spirits for a variety of uses.
The second step of crafting gin is made by re-distilling the spirit with the botanicals, either with these ingredients in the still, or by passing the vapor through the agents during distillation.
www.cocktail.com /spirits/gin.htm   (717 words)

 Grain alcohol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) is a major supplier of high-quality grainneutral spirits to the distilled spirits, beverage, and industrial marketplace.
Grain Alcohol: It is ethanol, made from the distillation of fermented grains andcontaining more or less 10% of water.
Gin is basically grain alcohol, mostly corn (75%) with some malted barley...Otherwise known as grain alcohol, alcohol distilled from grain at 190 proof.
www.totalsandwich.com /grain+alcohol.html   (1005 words)

 Badger West Wine & Spirits - General Liquor Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
It is inherited from the early distillers and refers to the natural fermentation of the yeast and the grain.
Whiskey distilled from a mash of grain of which not less than 51% consists of malted barley, and aged a minimum of 2 years in new chaned oak barrels.
Typically, a higher proportion of rye grain is used to bring out the characteristic taste, body and aroma of this whiskey - usually about two thirds of the mash.
www.badgerwest.com /generaldescriptions.shtml   (3026 words)

Because vodka is highly neutral, with flavoring substances largely removed during processing, it is possible to make it from a mash of the most readily available raw ingredients.
A second method keeps the spirits in constant movement by mechanical means, and in contact for a minimum of eight hours with at least six pounds of new charcoal for every 100 gallons of spirits.
Gin is a distilled spirit deriving its primary flavor from juniper berries.
www.adamsbevgroup.com /bd/1999/0399/399kuds.asp   (5829 words)

 Libations.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Spirits, such as brandy, cordials or liqueur, gin, rum, whiskey, vodka, and tequila, are distilled alcohol-containing liquids or fermented mashes made from fruit, grain, or molasses.
Tequila, a flavorless Mexican mixing spirit, is distilled from the fermented juice of the the mezcal plant.
It is distilled from a fermented mash of the grain, then aged in oakbarells.
www.libations.com /base2/spirit/liq_class.html   (1100 words)

 Stateways - Mar/Apr 2002 - CORDIALLY YOURS - continued
Schnapps, flavored neutral grain spirits that originated in Germany and Scandinavian countries, has become a favorite for mini-cocktails called shooters.
Many are made with a specific spirit, such as Scotch in Drambuie, cognac in Grand Marnier or Irish whiskey in Baileys.
Neutral grain- or potato-based spirit, flavored with anything from peppermint to root beer.
www.beveragenet.net /sw/2002/0204/0204crd1.asp   (1034 words)

 STAWSKI IMPORTS – Polish Spirits
Unflavored, made from premium grain spirits, rectified and filtered many times, with the crystalline clarity and taste of an ideally purified vodka, it is always mild and pleasant.
Rectified Spirit produced from grain for export purposes is rectified twice with the application of modern apparatus made by specialized Polish factories.
Rectification of spirit is effected in conformity with special technological methods based on full automation of the rectification process, high quality of raw materials (grain), and strict laboratory inspection of the final product.
www.stawskidistributing.com /polishspirits.html   (1299 words)

 BarMedia - AmericanMixologist - Back Page - The 12 Most Promising New Gins
The spirit base is made from grain and malt, which after it has been infused with botanicals, undergoes a total of 5 distillations.
The botanicals are mixed with neutral grain spirits and Cascade Mountain lake water, then distilled in small 250-gallon batches in a copper alembic still.
The result is a lush spirit with slightly sweet flavors and a touch of smoke on the finish, which is particularly intriguing.
www.barmedia.com /amo/1426bp.htm   (1383 words)

Distilled from grain mash containing 51% corn and aged more than four years in new (charred) oak barrels.
Mexican spirit distilled from the fermented juice of the mezcal plant.
It is distilled from a fermented mash of the grain, then aged in oak barrels.
www.angelfire.com /ny2/jimj/Boozegls.html   (1891 words)

 Stateways - Mar/Apr 2001 - SPIRITS TRAINING GUIDE: Scotch Whisky
It wasn't until the 19th century that the continuous still was developed, which led to the establishment of large Lowland grain distilleries.
As is the case with other whiskies, the malted barley is then mixed with warm water to produce a mash which is then fermented with the addition of yeast and distilled.
The spirits are normally aged in oak casks, frequently casks that have been used for bourbon-aging in the U.S. Many distillers also use barrels that once held sherry or wine.
www.beveragenet.net /sw/2001/0401/0401sct.asp   (1223 words)

Hand crafted in small batches, this unique ultra premium spirit is a perfect blend of Canadian grains and pristine ancient icebergs, harvested of Canada's east coast in an area commonly known as "Iceberg Alley".
Distilled from grain and ice, our four column process creates a satin smooth, naturally pure, vodka that is truly "of the north".
The Chicago-based World Spirits Championships judged 40 of the leading vodkas, Canadian Iceberg Vodka, which was just introduced in the U.S. in September, surpassed all of the top-selling brands on the market, among them Stolichnaya, Ketel One, Wyborowa, Finlandia, Skol, Belvedere, Absolut, Rain, Skyy, and Smirnoff.
www.internetwines.com /spirits-vodkatemplate-canada.html   (410 words)

 VT DLC: Retail: Product Descriptions: Vodka
Made from locally grown grains (select barley) and natural spring water that is filtered through glacial moraine rock and infused with a touch of mango flavor.
Domestic grain vodka that is lighter in proof and calories than regular vodka.
Distilled by Duncan Spirits a micro-distillery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vt. Made with 100% pure cane and spring water.
www.state.vt.us /dlc/retail/descriptions/vodka.html   (3154 words)

 Beverages - Liquor Dictionary
Whiskeys are distilled from a fermented mash of grain (usually corn, rye, barley or wheat), and then aged in oak barrels.
Straight Whiskey is distilled from corn, rye barley or wheat (not blended with neutral grain spirits or any other whiskey) and aged in charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years.
Though the government does not guarantee the quality of bonded whiskey, it does require that the whiskey be at least four years old, that it be bottled at 100 proof that it be stored and bottled at a bonded warehouse under government supervision.
www.e-commkitchen.com /recipes/Beverages/liquordictionary.htm   (2220 words)

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