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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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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. Only Bourbob whiskey must be aged at...






2. Gin requires an additional flavoring beyond its spirit base as part of its standard identity.At an absolute minimum - it must be flavored...






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






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






5. Tequila is a word of Nahuatl derivation which means...






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






7. Rums from French Guyana or Haiti would be most likely to fall into the predominant style of...






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






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






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






11. In the U.S. - Fruit Flavored Brandy may contain...






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






13. The non-distilled beverage alcohol crafted from agave is called...






14. Vodka is distilled to a very high proof level because producers want...






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






16. In whiskey - 'mash' refers to...






17. The blue agave is reproduced commercially through asexual reproduction and will be ready for harvest in...






18. If an American whiskey is labeled 'Straight' - what does that signify?






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






20. The initial distillation to separate alcohol vapors from water yields...






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






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






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






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






25. Most barrel aged rums use...






26. The harvested stem of the agave is called a cabeza or...






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






28. Prior to harvesting an agave plant for tequila a necessary step is to...






29. Which of the terms below is NOT one of the five classifications of post-distilled tequila?






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






31. Agave is one of the six primary areas of tequila flavor. Of the following five - which is NOT a primary source of flavor?...






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






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






34. If labeled as '100% Agave' the tequila must be...






35. The extracted and cooked sap of the harvested agave is called...






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






37. The agave is classified in plant terminology as a...






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






39. The most commonly used process of neutralizing vodka after distillation utilizes...






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






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






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






43. Missionaries brought distilling technology to Ireland in the 5th century - calling the product 'Uisge Beatha' - meaning...






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






45. Dunder - in rum - is most similar to what New World whiskey makers refer to as __________________.






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






47. The minimum sugar content allowed in liqueurs is...






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






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






50. If an age statement for barrel aging is stated on the label it signifies...