Wednesday, August 25, 2010


A distilled beverage is a consumable liquid containing ethyl
alcohol (ethanol) purified / enriched by distillation from a fermented
feed stock such as fruits, vegetables, or cereal grains. The word
spirits generally refers to distilled beverages low in sugars and
containing at least 35% alcohol by volume. Popular spirits include
Absinthe, baijiu, brandy, grappa, rum, tequila, vodka, whisky, sake
and traditional German schnapps. Short description of these are
presented below.

Whiskey refers to a broad category of alcoholic beverages that
are distilled from fermented grain mash and aged in
wooden casks (generally oak). Different grains are
used for different varieties, including: barley, malted
barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and maize (corn).

Brandy is a general term for distilled wine, usually containing
40–60% ethyl alcohol by volume. In addition to wine,
this spirit can also be made from grape, pomace, or
fermented fruit juice. It is normally consumed as an
after-dinner drink. Brandy made from wine is generally
coloured with caramel to imitate the effect of long
aging in wooden casks; pomace and fruit brandies are
generally drunk unaged, and are not usually coloured.

Rum Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane byproducts
such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a
process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate,
a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak and other
barrels. Rum is produced in a variety of styles. Light
rums are commonly used in cocktails, while golden
and dark rums are appropriate for use in cooking as
well as cocktails. Premium brands of rum are also
available that are made to be consumed neat or on
the rocks.

Vodka Vodka is one of the world's most popular distilled
beverages. It is a clear liquid containing water and
ethanol purified by distillation from a fermented
substance such as potatoes, grain or sugar beet
molasses, and an insignificant amount of other
substances: impurities and possibly flavourings.
Except for various types of flavourings, vodka is a
colourless liquid. Vodka usually has an alcohol
content of 35% to 50% by volume. Vodka is a Russian

Saké It is a Japnese wine made from rice and is very

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