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






2. The global definition for whiskey is...






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. 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?






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






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






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






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






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






15. Rum may be made from...






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






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






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






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






20. The non-distilled beverage alcohol crafted from agave is called...






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






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






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






24. 'Overproof Rum' is an official classification that requires a minimum bottling proof of...






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






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






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






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






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






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






31. Common heat distillation cannot exceed...






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






33. Most barrel aged rums use...






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






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






36. Natural ethanol is described as resembling...






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






38. What are the five requirements for Bourbon Whiskey?






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






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






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






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






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






44. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






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






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






48. Congeners are...






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






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