Vodka, Baijiu, Shōchū, and Soju

  1. Element found in charcoal that is useful for filtration
    carbon
  2. Minimum bottling proof for unflavored US vodka
    40% abv / 80°
  3. Minimum bottling proof for flavored US vodka
    30% abv / 60°
  4. Minimum bottling proof for EU vodka (flavored and unflavored)
    37.5% abv / 75°
  5. The original base ingredient used for vodka
    grain
  6. Spirits produced from any material, distilled at or above 95% abv / 190°
    Neutral spirits (US definition)
  7. Base material whose name must appear on the label if used for EU vodka
    grapes
  8. The first brand of vodka to be produced in the US
    Smirnoff
  9. Base ingredient used in the production of vodka after it was introduced to Europe from the New World
    potato
  10. The first brand of vodka to be imported into the US from Russia
    Stolichnaya
  11. Another term for unflavored vodka
    Original Vodka
  12. T or F? Fermentation of the base ingredients for vodka tends to be conducted quickly
    True
  13. T or F? The distillation process used in the production of vodka is designed to removed all congeners
    False
  14. T or F? Vodka produced in the US is required to be distilled in a continuous column still
    False
  15. T or F? In the US, vodka is required to be charcoal filtered after distillation
    False
  16. T or F? Vodka may be filtered using a variety of materials including crushed limestone, crushed industrial diamonds, and charcoal
    True
  17. T or F? EU vodka is considered a neutral spirit and is therefore no permitted to be aged longer than 2 months
    False
  18. T or F? American vodka has no required source of base ingredients and no required geographic area of production
    True
  19. T or F? US vodka is allowed to be bottled at a maximum of 40% abv
    False
  20. T or F? One method of charcoal filtration used in the production of vodka allows the spirit to flow continuously through tanks of charcoal for a minimum of 8 hours
    True
  21. T or F? Vodka produced in the US is required to be distilled to a minimum of 95% abv / 190°
    True
  22. T or F? In the EU, the use of pot stills is not permitted in the production of vodka
    False
  23. T or F? The type of water used in the production of vodka can have a large impact on the vodka's overall flavor profile
    True
  24. T or F? Many vodka producers use demineralized water in order to reduce unwanted flavors in the finished product
    True
  25. T or F? While most vodka is bottled unaged, aging is permitted
    True
  26. T or F? Grains and potatoes used in the production of vodka must undergo a conversion process before fermentation may begin
    True
  27. What country produces Belvedere
    Poland
  28. What country produces Grey Goose
    France
  29. What country produces Tito's
    US
  30. What country produces Ketel One
    The Netherlands
  31. What country produces Absolut
    Sweden
  32. What country produces Skyy
    US
  33. What country produces Ikon
    Russia
  34. What country produces Zytnia
    Poland
  35. What country produces Iceberg
    Canada
  36. What country produces Monopolowa
    Austria (originally Poland)
  37. What country produces Ciroc
    France
  38. What country produces Ultimat
    Poland
  39. What country produces Teton Glacier
    US
  40. What country produces Wyborowa
    Poland
  41. What country produces Luksusowa
    Poland
  42. What country produces Charbay
    US
  43. What country produces Chopin
    Poland
  44. What country produces Stolichnaya
    Russia
  45. What country produces Polstar
    Iceland
  46. What country produces Koskenforva
    Finland
  47. Name an oak-aged vodka traditional to Poland and Lithuania
    Starka
  48. X is a Polish term for vodka flavored with honey and herbs. It is often quite sweet and sometimes served Y. It is also made in Lithuania where it is known as Z.
    • X: Krupnik
    • Y: warm, hot, heated
    • Z: Krupnikas
  49. X is a Polish vodka flavored with bison grass. It is known as Zubrovka in Y.
    • X: Zubrówka
    • Y: Belarus
  50. X is a spicy-hot Russian vodka flavored with chili peppers. It was often sweetened with Y.
    • X: Pertsovka
    • Y: Honey
  51. Oak-aged vodka often has flavors such as vanilla, nutmeg, and smoke, which may be considered similar to characteristics of what?
    Whiskey
  52. X is a Russian product known as "hunter's vodka". It is flavored with a blend of spices, led by the flavor of Y.
    • X: Okhotnichya
    • Y: ginger
  53. Name the bitter herb that is part of the recipe for hunter's vodka
    Tormentil
  54. The minimum abv for flavored vodka in the US
    30% abv
  55. The minimum abv for flavored vodka in the EU
    37.5% abv
  56. In the US, flavored vodka is sometimes cut with water to the minimum abv, prompting some brands to market themselves as what?
    A light, low-calorie alternative to original vodka
  57. Traditional base ingredient used for vodka production in Finland
    Barley
  58. The flavor of American vodka is often compared to the flavor of this substance
    Ethanol
  59. Traditional base ingredients used for vodka production in Poland
    Rye and Potato
  60. American neutral spirit sometimes bottled as high as 190 proof and produced by the Luxco company
    Everclear
  61. Brand of neutral grain spirit produced in Germany, mostly for use in homemade liqueurs
    Primaspirit
  62. Brand of rectified spirit from Poland, often used to make homemade liqueurs
    Spiritus Rektyfikowany
  63. Base materials that tend to produce vodka that is highly acidic and lighter in body
    Wheat, barley
  64. Traditional base ingredients used for vodka production in Russia
    Wheat
  65. Base material that tends to produce vodka that is delicate in flavor and texture
    Corn
  66. Base materials that tend to produce vodka that is spicy and more robust in characteristic
    Rye and rye blends
  67. Base material that tends to produce vodka that is full-bodied and creamier on the palate
    Potato
  68. Traditional base ingredient used for vodka production in Sweden
    Winter wheat
  69. Flavor/texture characteristic found in some brands of vodka due to the presence of ethyl myristate and ethyl pamitate
    Waxy
  70. Aromas found in some brands of vodka due to the presence of ethyl laurate
    Fruity, Floral
  71. Name the countries of origin for Baijiu, Shōchū, and Soju
    China, Japan, and Korea
  72. Country of origin for baijiu
    China
  73. Alternative name often used for baijiu
    Shaojiu
  74. Type of baijiu bottled under the Red Star brand
    Erguotou
  75. Type of baijiu often known as "five grain drink"
    Wuliangye
  76. Style of baijiu that was a favorite of Mao Zedong
    Moutai
  77. A bale or brick of grain filled with mold spores or yeast used in the production of baijiu
    Qu
  78. Country of origin for shōchū
    Japan
  79. Type of mold used to produce shōchū
    Kōji
  80. Low-alcohol mash that is used in the production of shōchū
    Moromi
  81. Buckwheat shōchū
    Soba
  82. Rice shōchū
    Komejōchū
  83. Barley shōchū
    Mugijōchū
  84. Sweet Potato shōchū
    Imojōchū
  85. Shōchū produced using the lees left over from the production of sake
    Kasutori
  86. Country of origin for soju
    Korea
  87. The most widely distributed brand of soju
    Jinro
  88. Which of the following is true concerning vodka produced in the EU?



    D. EU vodka must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% abv
  89. Which of the following countries is considered to be the first to produce vodka from potatoes?



    D. Poland
  90. What type of vodka is often referred to as original vodka?



    B. Unflavored vodka
  91. What happened in the 1870s that led to improvements in the production and flavor of vodka?



    C. The benefits of charcoal filtration were discovered
  92. Who is Rudolph Kunett?



    C. A former Russian who purchased the rights to produce vodka using the Smirnoff formula
  93. The vodkas of Finland have traditionally been produced using which of the following base materials?



    C. Barley
  94. Which of the following is an oak-aged vodka traditional to Poland and Lithuania?



    C. Starka
  95. What is the required minimum alcohol content for US flavored vodka?



    A. 30% abv
  96. Which of the following is used as the typical base ingredient for Ciroc vodka?



    D. Grapes
  97. Which of the following is used to flavor Kubanskaya?



    B. Dried orange peels
  98. Which of the following is a Chinese spirit often produced with sorghum?



    B. Baijiu
  99. Which of the following is true concerning vodka produced in the US?



    C.  US vodka and neutral spirit categories required to be distilled at least 190 proof
Author
mikedutch
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Vodka, Baijiu, Shōchū, and Soju
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2020 Certified Specialist of Spirits Workbook
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