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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






21. The global definition for whiskey is...






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


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






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






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






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






27. Scotch whisky requires a longer maturation than its bourbon cousin because...






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






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






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






31. Water boils at 212 F. At about what temperature will ethyl alcohol boil?






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






33. Most barrel aged rums use...






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






35. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






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






37. Congeners are...






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






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


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






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






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






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






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






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






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






47. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






48. European Union Brandy allows ______________






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






50. Rum may be made from...