neutral spirits

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neu·tral spir·its

spirits distilled from suitable raw materials, are 95% ethanol (v/v), that is, at least 190 proof when distilled. Used for blending with straight whiskey and for making gin, cordials, liqueurs, and vodka.
See also: alcohol.
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Unde Vars--Handcrafted in Sonoma County, Uncle Vars is constructed on a foundation of neutral grain spirits that are slowly steeped with a botanical mix that includes lavender, sage, lemon peels, cucumber and juniper.
Fifty Pounds London Dry--This classically styled spirit is distilled in London on a base of neutral grain spirits and eleven botanicRls, including juniper, angelica root, coriander, licorice root, Grains of Paradise from African, lemons and oranges and French herb savoury.
Reserve Tom Cat from Caledonia Spirits in Hardwick, Vermont is made with neutral grain spirits, whole uniper berries and an added touch of raw honey.
* Fifty Pounds London Dry --This classically styled spirit is distilled in London on a base of neutral grain spirits and eleven botanicals, including juniper, angelica root, coriander, licorice root, Grains of Paradise from African, lemons and oranges and French herb savoury.
Neutral grain spirits were continuously produced in new column stills instead of produced in batches in pot stills, giving gin a crisper, drier taste.
* Broker's Gin London Dry Gin--An award-winning spirit double distilled using neutral grain spirits and ten botanicals.
Schnapps, flavored neutral grain spirits that originated in Germany and Scandinavian countries, has become a favorite for mini-cocktails called shooters.
Tequilas that are made with less than 100% blue agave usually contain sugar cane distillate (also used to make rum) or some neutral grain spirits, caramel coloring and flavorings.
Located mainly in the Lowlands, the 14 Scottish grain distilleries produce grain spirits (which are in fact whiskies, not, as is sometimes misinterpreted, neutral grain spirits), made primarily from corn (maize).