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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. In the United States - a 'straight bourbon' must remain in a new - charred oak barrel for a minimum of________ years...






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






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






4. The global definition for whiskey is...






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






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






7. 'Mixto Tequila' requires a minimum content of ________ agave.






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






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






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






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






12. Sambuca liqueur can be made...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






21. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






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






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






24. Most barrel aged rums use...






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






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






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






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






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






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






31. Gin requires an additional flavoring beyond its spirit base as part of its standard identity.At an absolute minimum - it must be flavored...






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






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






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






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






36. What are the five requirements for Bourbon Whiskey?






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






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






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






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






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






42. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






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






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






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






47. Common heat distillation cannot exceed...






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






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






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