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proof spirit

n.
An alcohol-water mixture or a beverage containing a standard amount of alcohol, the US standard being 100 proof, or 50 percent, of ethyl alcohol by volume at 60°F (approximately 15.6°C).
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proof spirit

n
1. (Brewing) (in Britain and Canada) a mixture of alcohol and water or an alcoholic beverage that contains 49.28 per cent of alcohol by weight, 57.1 per cent by volume at 51°F: up until 1980 used as a standard of alcoholic liquids
2. (Brewing) (in the US) a similar standard mixture containing 50 per cent of alcohol by volume at 60°F
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proof′ spir`it


n.
an alcoholic liquor containing one half of its volume of alcohol of a specific gravity of.7939 at 60° F.
[1735–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proof spirit - a mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
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Bruichladdich distillery is to revive the ancient tradition of quadruple distilled single malt - a process likely to produce a 92 per cent proof spirit.
Seeing at close quarters the process which transforms vatloads of barley and spring water into a warm, gooey mush, from which is extracted the 60 per cent proof spirit that eventually ends up on the shelf of your local Oddbins, was fascinating.
In the present day, Screech Rum is distilled and barrel-aged in Jamaica, then bottled by Rock Spirits in Newfoundland, creating an 80 proof spirit that has scored high in spirits competitions.
The 40 per cent proof spirit, which contains cannabis seeds, is being imported from the Czech Republic.