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neutral spirits

pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Ethyl alcohol distilled at or above 190 proof, often used in blended alcoholic beverages.

neutral spirits

n
(Brewing) (functioning as singular or plural) US ethanol of more than 190° proof

neu′tral spir′its


n.
nonflavored alcohol of 190 proof, used for blending with straight whiskeys and in the making of gin, cordials, etc.
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Noun1.neutral spirits - nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
ethanol, ethyl alcohol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol - the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
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It's very crisp; the dill stands out along the background of those neutral spirits, and the gin has the botanicals that play nicely with the dill," he says.
To create the gin, master distiller Jared Brown first macerates juniper berries up to 45 hours in neutral spirits.
Both Madeira and port are fortified wines, meaning the sweet versions have had neutral spirits added to the wine in mid-fermentation, which stops the process before all the sugar in the grape juice has been converted into alcohol.
DRinc distills neutral spirits from Idaho russet potatoes, organic grains and Idaho winter wheat for use in award winning vodkas, liqueurs, and other specialty spirits," Federowicz said.
Potable bitters, sometimes called amari or digestivi, also contain herbs, flowers and roots steeped in neutral spirits, but are diluted with water so that they may be consumed straight or mixed with sodas and the like.
Infusing neutral spirits with whole and ground green tea leaves, Zen Green Tea Liqueur is then blended with several herbs, such as lemongrass, along with other natural flavors.
The 90-proof, juniper-forward spirit is crafted on a base of wheat neutral spirits mascerated with citrus (bitter orange, lemon & grapefruit peels), flora (jasmine flower & orris) and spice (angelica & cassia).
The Satsumacello is made by "infusing neutral spirits with satsumas and lemons," he adds.
Neutral spirits, fruit grape or NSFG is grape wine distilled to 190 proof (about 95% alcohol) and runs about $12-15 per proof gallon.
Genever may contain varying amounts of maltwine, blended with grain neutral spirits, herbal distillates and juniper distillates.