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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* Southern Comfort -- An American liqueur produced since 1874 from a base of grain neutral spirits and flavored with peach liqueur, fresh peach and citrus extracts.
BLENDED WHISKEY Unlike bourbons and Tennessee whiskies, these brands are made by combining whiskies with grain neutral spirits. A single blended brand can contain as many as 75 different straight whiskies and neutral spirits.
It is not legal to enrich a tequila after distillation with grain neutral spirits.
A fermented mash of corn, barley malt, or other cereal grains are distilled into highly rectified, neutral spirits, which are then redistilled through a basketlike device containing aromatics and botanicals.
* Magellan--The small batch gin is made in Cognac from triple-distilled neutral spirits, spring water and 11 freeze-dried botanicals.
Vodka, gin, neutral spirits and some types of rum and brandy are all unaged.
This involves a continuous flow of the neutral spirits through tanks containing at least 1.5 pounds of vegetal charcoal for each gallon of spirits.
Compound gin, a less costly method, is produced by combining neutral spirits with the oil and extracts of the desired botanicals.