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10 curiosities on the most famous liqueurs

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Written by EFW Staff

Deeds (and misdeeds) on the most famous liqueurs

Sipping a great wine or liqueurs at the end of the day, is one of the cuddle that we use to rest and meditate on our daily efforts.
For this reason, there is a series of curiosities about the most popular liqueurs and wines that will leave you speachless! We give you 10 curiosities!

1. During the years of Prohibition, to obtain whiskey was necessary to show a receipt. In fact maybe you don’t know that during the years of Prohibition whiskey was produced illegally, but it was sold in the pharmacies.

2. Burbon don’t have to be necessarily aged but it is sufficient that it came into contact with durmast barrels. Given that the process of ageing requires lots of time, the distilleries founded some methods to speed it up.

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3. London Dry Gin isn’t produce in London. More than to the geographic are, the word states the production method.

4. It is not necessary that the wine be produced with grapes. Naturally it can’t be good but it is possible to obtain wine from the maceration of other fruit, not just from grapes. There are examples of wine with plums, litchi and African banana.

5. Vodka is not the most sold drink in the world, but the baiju. Have you ever heard about baijiu? It is a liqueur distilled by sorghum with an alcoholic gradation between 40% and 60%

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6. Rum and cachaça is not the same thing. Rum comes from the distillation of treacle of sugar cane, whereas the cachaça is obtained through the distillation of sugar cane (did you know it?)

7. In the past to take the temperature was necessary brandy: in the XVII century the thermometer had inside not mercury but brandy.

8. Vodka is a Russian term that literally means “small water”, that make it perfect to wash the hairs. Do you want to add it to your balm to see the result?

9. Few time ago, Campari was produced by the cochineal of carmine. Before 2006, the red ruby colour of Campari was obtained grinding the shell of cochineal, insect that belongs to the family of coccoidea.

10. You can drink flowers. Crème de violet is produced starting from violets and it is often used to create creative cocktails.

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