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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






10. Two of the four sources of flavor for all liqueurs are...






11. Congeners are...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






20. The most commonly used process of neutralizing vodka after distillation utilizes...






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






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






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






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






25. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






35. The French designation for a pomace brandy is...






36. Natural ethanol is described as resembling...






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






38. Sambuca liqueur can be made...






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






40. What are the five requirements for Bourbon Whiskey?






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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