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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. Liqueur is derived for the latin term 'liquifacere' meaning...






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






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






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






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






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






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






8. Congeners are...






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






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






11. Rum may be made from...






12. Sambuca liqueur can be made...






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






14. In general terms - Plymouth Gin will be _________________________than London Dry Gin.






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






16. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






24. In Cognac - the first distillation produces what is referred to in French as __________________.






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






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






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






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






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






30. Common heat distillation cannot exceed...






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






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






33. EU Brandy rules stipulate that brandy aged in oak barrels or casks...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






44. 'Overproof Rum' is an official classification that requires a minimum bottling proof of...






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






46. Only Bourbob whiskey must be aged at...






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






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






49. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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