Flashcards in Fruit and Plant-Based Spirits Deck (27):
Name and describe the 3 basic types of rum
White/silver rum: distilled in continuous still; matures 1 year in glass or stainless steel
Golden/spiced rum: color from oak maturation and flavored with spices
Dark rum: matured in wood for 5-7 years; adjusted with caramel
Eau-de-vie made from the distillation of fermented apple juice
Eau-de-vie made from the distillation of fermented raspberries
Where is tequila produced?
Primarily in the state of Jalisco, in Mexico
What is the louche effect?
It is seen in many anise-flavored spirits, and is a natural phenomenon of milky coloration that occurs when water is added to a beverage that contains anise oils
What is the main flavoring in grenadine?
Where is AOC rhum produced?
Martinique, the only AOC for rum in existence
What is rhum Barbancourt?
For how long must reposado tequila be aged?
2 months minimum
What are the three top regions for cognac production?
What is the most common grape used in Cognac production?
Ugni blanc (also called St-Emilion)
What is the type of still used in Cognac production?
Charentais pot still
Name three major cognac producers
What are the three subregions of Armagnac?
How many times is cognac distilled Armagnac?
Cognac is distilled twice, Armagnac is distilled once
What is the difference in taste between Armagnac and cognac?
Armagnac is more flavorful, but less pure than cognac. Also has less alcohol than cognac
Armagnac is more rustic, fiery
What is Asbach, and where is it made?
Brandy from Germany
What is Pisco?
Brandy produced in Chile and Peru
What are pomace spirits?
Brandy that is made from the remnants of pressed grapes instead of line
Give two examples of pomace spirits
Where is Calvados made?
What is kirsch/kirschwasser?
Eau de vie made from black cherries
What is Poire Williams?
Eau de vie made from Williams perry (pear cider)
What is Slivovitz?
Eau de vie made from plums
What is Demerara rum?
Light rum made from molasses, produced in Guyana
What are the four aging levels in tequila?
Blanco/silver (no aging)
Reposado (2 mos to 1 year)
Añejo (max 3 yrs)
Extra añejo (min 3 yrs)