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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Missionaries brought distilling technology to Ireland in the 5th century - calling the product 'Uisge Beatha' - meaning...






2. Vodka in its 'original' form comes in three flavor presentation styles - that are...






3. Distillation is the process of separating alcohol from a fermented liquid by a series of...






4. The alcohol range for most Gin in the U.S. is...






5. A Gin spirit base may be distilled from...






6. Agave is derived from the Greek word for...






7. The French designation for a pomace brandy is...






8. Most barrel aged rums use...






9. Blended (Vatted) Malt Scotch Whisky: a blend of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies - which have been distilled at ________________ - Do not confuse with 'Blended Scotch Whisky.'






10. Spain produces and consumes large quantities of gin. What is the most prevalent gin style in Spain?






11. European Union Brandy allows ______________






12. Armagnac may be the result of a single distillation in a...






13. Non-alcoholic beverages - such as beer and wine may contain no more than_____ percent alcohol by Volume (abv).






14. The first New World spirit category to be developed commercially is...






15. Rum may be made from...






16. Holland became famous for what type of liqueur...






17. The 'New World' styles of whiskey showcase the impact of...






18. The most prevalent form of Rum production is...






19. Bourbon whiskey produced at one distillery - during one distilling season - aged a minimum of four years and bottled at 100 proof - is called...






20. The two distinct families of Brandy are...






21. In England - Gin distillers tend to favor a heavier mixture of __________






22. In Rum production - a finished product may be the result of...






23. 'Mixto Tequila' requires a minimum content of ________ agave.






24. The congener acetaldehyde in vodka would most likely produce aroma/flavor characteristics of...






25. Congeners are...






26. Throughout history a great stone wheel was used to separate the fibrous pulp from the agave. This wheel is called the...






27. Gin was originally crafted for medical reasons - specifically to deal with...






28. A Tennessee whiskey is different from a bourbon whiskey because it is...






29. The minimum aging time in barrel for Extra Anejo tequila is...






30. The least costly method of producing liqueurs is...






31. Which of the following is NOT a cold extraction method...






32. The strength of distillation was originally 'proved pure' by burning gunpowder with spirit to achieve an even blue flame at what alcohol to water ratio?






33. The Highlands Region of Tequila produces a style of tequila that is considerably more_______________ than the Lowland Tequila Region.






34. Mexican law allows some finished tequilas to be...






35. Water boils at 212 F. At about what temperature will ethyl alcohol boil?






36. The maximum proof of distillation for bourbon whiskey is...






37. Genever/Hollands style Gins are not limited to being fermented and distilled in either...






38. The term 'beverage' is derived from the Latin bibere - meaning...






39. Barrel aged Rum may lose up to _________ a year of product to evaporation in the hotter producing areas.






40. In the United States - a 'straight bourbon' must remain in a new - charred oak barrel for a minimum of________ years...






41. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






42. Which of the following is NOT a proprietary liqueur?






43. The global definition for whiskey is...






44. The primary contributor to the color of whiskies ...






45. 'Compound Gin' may be created in which two methods...






46. The predominant ingredient used for vodka production throughout the world is...






47. Every whiskey is crafted with the same five sources of flavor: grain recipe - fermentation process - distillation process - maturation process and...






48. The great majority of tequilas consumed outside of Mexico are termed...






49. If a Rum is produced in the Agricole tradition - it must...






50. Distillation of Rum from 'beer' will form new congeners as a result of...