Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Highly rectified; strongly alcoholic: as, high-proof spirits.
- Severely tested; capable of standing any test.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Highly rectified; very strongly alcoholic.
- adj. So as to stand any test.
“You don't want your taste buds overwhelmed by high-proof spirits, let alone the sugar and citrus that goes into so many mixed drinks.”
“The Parisian Negroni employs Campari with the high-proof Louis Royer "Force 53" VSOP Cognac in place of gin, along with Punt e Mes and allspice dram, for a most potent and complex cocktail.”
“In high-proof whiskeys, rye imparts a spicy, drying character.”
“The science of making small-batch, high-proof alcohol has remained largely unchanged for centuries.”
“Short version: "Bitters are an aromatic flavoring agent made from infusing roots, barks, fruit peels, seeds, spices, herbs, flowers and botanicals in high-proof alcohol.”
“Plenty of hard alcohol carries a high-proof kick, of course.”
“Many believe that high-proof liquors and citrus neutralize any potential contaminants in raw eggs.”
“For such a high-proof spirit, it's surprisingly soft and refined, even when consumed neat.”
“A bigger kick comes from Chilean aguardiente literally “firewater”, a high-proof spirit made in a process similar to that used for Italian grappa.”
“And the stainless-steel ones for sale at places like Mile Hi Distilling were cheaper—around $350 for an 8-gallon still—but they were stainless, and most of them were column stills, which would yield high-proof, low-flavor distillate more suitable for those turbo yeast distilling folks who wanted vodka or fuel.”
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