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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. If an American whiskey is labeled 'Straight' - what does that signify?






2. A product listed as '90 Proof' would be equivalent to...






3. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






5. Slower-working yeast cultures cause more esters to develop in fermentation - thus creating...






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






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






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






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






10. The origin of Rum is generally considered to be...






11. Most barrel aged rums use...






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






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






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






15. Congeners are...






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






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






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






19. If 'dunder' and 'skimmings' are introduced during the rum production process - it must be...






20. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






21. For rums - U.S. recognizes only Anejo designation at a...






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






23. Vodka regulations require distillation at 190 Proof or higher because...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






31. The historic trade pattern of Rum from the Caribbean colonies to the U.S. to Africa was referred to as...






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






33. Two of the four sources of flavor for all liqueurs are...






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






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






36. 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?






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






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






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






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






41. Anejo tequila must be aged in wooden barrels no larger than 600 liters for...






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






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






44. Irish Pot Still Whiskey is made from 100% barley in malted and unmalted form and is...






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






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






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






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






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






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