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.
The botanicals used to flavor and aromatize compounded gins are infused into neutral grain spirits after distillation, whereas with a conventional London Dry Gin, the botanicals are introduced during distillation.
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.
This is different from blending, in which whiskeys are combined with neutral grain spirits.
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.