TITLE

THE SPIRITS

PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Restaurant Business;11/1/2005, Vol. 104 Issue 15, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about some popular distilled spirits. Vodka distilled from grain is considered superior because of its clean flavor, while potato vodkas are prized for their smooth body. Flavored vodkas are often used in cocktails. This grain-based spirit is flavored with juniper berries. London dry gin is relatively light and crisp and is ideal for Vodka Martinis. American dry gin is of a somewhat less impressive pedigree, although there are some sound examples. It is at its best when mixed. Holland or genever gin has more flavor and body than London dry gin and is more often imbibed chilled and straight. Rum is a distillate of sugarcane, sugar beets, molasses or other sugar byproducts. Color in rum comes in part from the type of container in which it is aged, but in addition many rums have caramel coloring added. Whiskeys are produced from a grain mash that has been fermented, distilled, then aged in a wood barrel. It is the barrel aging that gives whiskeys their color and characteristic flavor, which differentiate them from clear grain spirits.
ACCESSION #
19037455

 

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