- Grain spirit (cereal distillate)
- Sugar (if used)
- Colour: plain caramel
Grain Spirit (35%)Nutrition information
58 Kcal / serve30ml 240 kJ
193 Kcal / 100ml 801 kJ
|Grain Spirit 35% vol.||30ml Per serving size||100ml|
/ 240 kJ
/ 801 kJ
Grain spirit is a spirit produced only from cereals, including barley, maize, oat, wheat and buckwheat. The cereals are soaked in water, then dried and crushed. The crushed cereals are washed through hot water with the aim of extracting their sugars and the sweet liquid is then fermented using yeast before being distilled.
The distillate must retain the organoleptic characteristics of the cereals. For a grain spirit to bear the name ‘grain brandy’ it must have been distilled at less than 95% vol..
Grain spirit sold to consumers has a minimum alcoholic strength of 35% vol., although “Korn” has a minimum strength of 32% vol.
The addition of caramel to adapt the colour and the addition of sugar to ‘round off’ the taste. (2 years after the new spirits regulation takes effect, i.e. around spring 2021, the addition of sugar will be limited to a maximum of 10g / litre of grain spirit. At the same time, if only one cereal is used to make the grain spirit / brandy, the name of that cereal will be allowed to replace the word ‘grain’.)
The addition of any other alcohol and the use of flavourings.