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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Barrel aged Rum may lose up to _________ a year of product to evaporation in the hotter producing areas.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. The primary flavoring agent for Sloe Gin is...






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






11. What are the five requirements for Bourbon Whiskey?






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






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






14. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






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






17. Caramelized oak sugars from toasting or charring a barrel come primarily from the...






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






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






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






21. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






35. European Union Brandy allows ______________






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






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






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






39. Congeners are...






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






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






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






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






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






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






46. Cordial is derived from the Latin word 'cordialis' meaning...






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






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






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






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