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






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






3. Common heat distillation cannot exceed...






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






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






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






7. Brandy made by the Solera Process...






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






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






10. The agave is classified in plant terminology as a...






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






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






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






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






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






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






17. If an age statement for barrel aging is stated on the label it signifies...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






29. Which of the following is NOT a brandy?






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






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






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






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






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






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






36. Natural ethanol is described as resembling...






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






45. Rum may be made from...






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






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






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






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






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