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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 'Mixto Tequila' requires a minimum content of ________ agave.






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






3. The global definition for whiskey is...






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






5. European Union Brandy allows ______________






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






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






8. The process step in which the inulin is converted to fermentable sugars is called...






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






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






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






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






13. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






23. Under E. U. rules - Armagnac may produce both vintage dated and...






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






25. In tequila - the Lowlands region of the Valle de Tequila is noticeably ___________ than the Highlands.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






43. Peat - which gives Scotch Whisky a distinctive smoky aroma and flavor is...






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






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






46. Natural ethanol is described as resembling...






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






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






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






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