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Certified Specialist Of Spirits

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A Tennessee whiskey is different from a bourbon whiskey because it is...






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






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






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






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






6. What are the five requirements for Bourbon Whiskey?






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






23. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






24. Common heat distillation cannot exceed...






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






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






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






28. Rum may be made from...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






42. In the U.S. - Brandy must achieve a minimum bottling of 80 proof (40% abv). In Europe - the minimum strength at bottling is...






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






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






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






46. The strength of distillation was originally 'proved pure' by burning gunpowder with spirit to achieve an even blue flame at what alcohol to water ratio?






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






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






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






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