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neutral spirits

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for neutral spirits
  • Absence of these compounds in products suggests either non-fermented products or the use of neutral spirits.
  • Vodka is a neutral spirits product without distinctive character aroma, or taste.
  • Prescribe a new designation and age claim for neutral spirits stored in used cooperage.
British Dictionary definitions for neutral spirits

neutral spirits

noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) (US) ethanol of more than 190° proof
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