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Flashcards in 1.11 Spritis Deck (13):
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Brandy?

Distilled wine.

Aged in oak and coloured with caramel.

2

Cognac and Armagnac?

Cognac - oak ages brandy from north of Bordeaux. Double distilled in a copper pot still.

Armagnac - column still south of Bordeaux.

VS, VSOP and XO (napoleon) indicate age of maturation.

3

Whisky?

Barley, cork and rye.

Conversion to turn starch into fermentable sugars. Ground and mixed with hot water.

Barley has to germinate first. Then heated using a kiln. Peat used to give smokey flavours. Malted barley.

4

Scotch whisky?

Distilled and ages in oak casks in Scotland.

Malt whisky made only using malted barley.

Single malt - one distillery.

Distillation in copper pot stills.

Grain whiskey - corn, wheat malted barley column still.

Normally blended (malts and grains).

5

Irish whiskey?

Malted and unmalted barley and grains.

6

Bourbon?

>51% corn

Flavour from heavily charred oak barrels.

7

Tennessee whiskey?

Like bourbon. Filtered through sugar maple charcoal.

8

White rum?

Aged in oak then stripped of colour with charcoal.

9

Golden and spiced rum?

Oak ageing. Add spices.

10

Dark rum?

Added caramel. Aged for years in oak.

11

Tequila?

>51% Agave in mexico. 7-10 years growth before harvesting.

Blanco/silver

Joven/oro/gold caramel added

Reposado/anejo aged in oak

12

Vodka?

Done in column still to get strength (95-97%)

Barley, wheat, rye, grape, potato. Q

13

London dry gin?

Re-distilling in a pot still with juniper. No flavours after re-distillation.

Distilled gins - other flavourings added after

Inexpensive - essences added.