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Neutral Grain Spirits: What you're really drinking.

Published by Broadslab Distillery

Neutral grain spirits, aka pure grain alcohol, is highly concentrated ethanol purified by repeated distillation. Distillation is the fermentation of grain added with water. Neutral grain spirits typically contain 95% alcohol by volume (ABV), or 190-proof, and are produced from grains such as corn, wheat, rye or barley. They are called “neutral” as they are essentially tasteless and odorless, similar to vodka.

Basically, it’s a generic alcohol base that can be flavored to become a different spirit – moonshine, vodka, gin, etc. Think of it as the difference between a frozen dinner and a homemade meal with food straight off the farm. Yeah, we like the real stuff too.

We DO NOT USE neutral grain spirits in our products -- ever. 

Sometimes distilleries blend neutral grain spirits with straight whiskies to create different “flavors” and alcohol contents. Although neutral grain spirits can develop unique flavors, they do so to a lesser degree than the real stuff. They lack the same compounds as whiskey because of their exceptionally high ethanol (alcohol) content. 

Our whiskies are pure, distilled from corn grown on our own farm, using distillation techniques that have been handed-down from generation to generation. You can read about our still andprocess here.

Our good friend Eman Booze offered more insight on our process here

 

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Please enjoy responsibly. 
If you break the seal, don’t get behind the wheel.

Broadslab Distillery produces natural, hand-crafted moonshine, whiskey and rum in Benson, NC. 
The American-made spirits are gluten-free and made without the use of anything artificial. It’s the real deal.