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Spirit Talk: Let’s Spin the bottle

If you are a wine and spirit enthusiast, then look no further. Liquor Store Edmonton provides a detailed description of guilty pleasures for the most exquisite wines and spirits that there is. A little fun fact, did you know that the reason why Liquor is called “Spirits” is because the vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process (as with distillation of alcohol) was called a spirit of the original material and Monks in Europe during the 12th Century believed that the spirit was removed from the “mash” during the distilling process? Wine, however, isn’t classified as spirits because they are fermented but not distilled. Wine has a relatively low alcohol content, typically less than 15%. Brandy, on the other hand, is a spirit produced by the distillation of wine and has an ABV of over 35%.

All spirits bottles have to be labeled with detailed information, thanks to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Everything from brand name to the kind of spirit it is. Further required details regarding the spirit, maybe the age of the whiskey if it’s under four years; the alcohol by volume (or ABV), which must be written as a percentage but will often also be labelled as “Proof”; the country of origin as well as address and name of the importer or bottler; and, last but not least, a government warning about the dangers of alcohol.

Types of Alcoholic Beverages

The variety of alcohol types and the different brands, may sometimes become overwhelming. Liquor Store Edmonton has made it easy for you to gain reasonable knowledge of each kind of liquor and mixing ingredients by separating them into their classes: Spirits, Wines, and Champagnes.

Spirits

GIN – a colorless alcoholic beverage made by distilling or redistilling rye or other grain spirits and adding various berries, seeds or aromatics for flavoring.

VODKA – originally distilled from fermented wheat mash but now also made from a mash of rye, corn, or potatoes.

RUM – distilled from cane juice and other boiled juices, molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.

WHISKEY – distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.

TEQUILA -an alcoholic liquor refined from the matured juice of the Central American century plant Agave tequilana.

BRANDY – an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.

WINES & CHAMPAGNE

RED WINE – The red color is derived from skins of dark-colored grapes.

WHITE WINE – is considered any wine of a clear, transparent color, bordering on white, as Madeira, sherry, or Lisbon. distinguished from wines of a deep red color, as port and Burgundy.

ROSE WINE – blushish to a light pinkish table wine from red grapes where the skins were removed after fermentation began.

CHAMPAGNE – a sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes, especially Chardonnay and Pinot, produced in Champagne, region of France.

SPARKLING WINE – any of various effervescent wines, such as champagne, produced by a process involving fermentation in the bottle.

VERMOUTH – a sweet or dry fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs and used chiefly in mixed drinks.

We can’t possibly end this blog without sharing some of our very own mixed guilty pleasures with you, the list is below and thank you for reading our Spirit Talk: Let’s Spin the bottle article post. Enjo.

Cocktails

Sunset Lake – Vodka, Gin, Spiced Rum, Triple Sec, Pineapple Juice, Sprite, Grenadine garnish with orange wedge

Blue Lagoon – Blue Curacao, Vodka, Tonic Water, Mint Leaves, Lime Juice, Sprite, Pineapple, Ice garnish with lemon wedge

Finn’s Rum Punch – Malibu, Mount Gay Rum, Amaretto, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Bitters, and Grenadine, garnish with lime and lemon wedge

Katama Shandy – Vodka, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Summer Ale garnish with lime wedge

Cucumber Fizz – Vodka St. Germain, Cucumber, Simple Syrup, Club Soda & Lemon Juice

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