neutral spirits
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1919 ethyl alcohol of 190 or higher proof used especially for blending other alcoholic liquors

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  • neutral spirits — noun nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs • Syn: ↑ethyl alcohol • Hypernyms: ↑alcohol, ↑alcoholic drink, ↑alcoholic beverage, ↑intoxicant, ↑inebriant …   Useful english dictionary

  • neutral spirits — nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent, or 190 proof, obtained chiefly from grain or molasses or redistilled from brandy, rum, etc., used for blending with straight whiskies and in the making of gin, cordials, liqueurs, and the like. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • neutral spirits — neu′tral spir′its n. vin nonflavored alcohol of 190 proof, used for blending with straight whiskeys and in the making of gin, cordials, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • Neutral grain spirit — Gem Clear grain alcohol is a 190 proof neutral grain spirit. Neutral grain spirit (also called pure grain alcohol (PGA) or grain neutral spirit (GNS)) is a clear, colorless, flammable liquid that has been distilled from a grain based mash to a… …   Wikipedia

  • neutral brandy — noun : brandy of 170 proof or over but of less than 190 proof used chiefly for fortifying wines or as a base for various fruit flavored brandies compare neutral spirits …   Useful english dictionary

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  • neutralspirits — 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • Whisky — This article is about the alcoholic beverage. For other uses, see Whisky (disambiguation). A glass of whisky Whisky (Scottish English and British English) or whiskey (Hiberno English and American English[1]) is a ty …   Wikipedia

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