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Old 16th September 2019, 07:00 PM   #11731
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95 parts of specially denatured ethyl alcohol 3A, 200 proof, with 5 parts of isopropyl alcohol. Final concentrations are ~ 90% ethanol, ~ 5% methanol and ~ 5% isopropanol.
Not recommended for human consumption.
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Old 16th September 2019, 08:06 PM   #11732
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I'm sure everyone remembers that Proof = 2 * Alcohol_by_volume .. thus "151 Rum" is 75.5% alcohol by volume. It's a mathematical fact.
Westerhall "Jack Iron" rum comes in at 70% ABV, but apparently there is a version only available in Carriacou that is labeled 99% ABV. See Carriacou Jack Iron Rum 99% Proof! | Tan Rosie Caribbean Food Blog


I don't recommend that and never saw any there, the 70% is OK but lacks the character of a saner rum. In a tiny bar in Carriacou I ordered a "Jack" and the proprietor pulled a bottle of unknown provenance from under the bar, it was pretty good and definitely strong.
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Old 16th September 2019, 09:37 PM   #11733
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Not recommended for human consumption.
You need to pick the next one

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog...rodRecCold10-2

I seriously doubt $5.99/5th vodka is required to be reagent grade anywhere. There are always cogeners present depending on starting product. I could tell Absolute from Stoli blind 100% of the time.
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Old 16th September 2019, 09:47 PM   #11734
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Vodka from different manufacturers has a different taste. Moreover, even with one manufacturer, but produced in different parts of the same country, the taste can also vary significantly. I myself prefer wine and will gladly buy non-alcoholic wines if they start to be produced and sold widely.

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Old 17th September 2019, 02:26 PM   #11735
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You need to pick the next one

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog...rodRecCold10-2

I seriously doubt $5.99/5th vodka is required to be reagent grade anywhere. There are always cogeners present depending on starting product. I could tell Absolute from Stoli blind 100% of the time.
Thanks for grabbing the link. Yeah I was too lazy to click around for the 200 proof stuff at 99.9x% purity, although I'll probably have a bottle or 3 of it in a cabinet next to me at work. At least here in CA (for another couple weeks before heading north), alcohol taxes are so low (now that's a rarity) that it's not worth even entertaining shenanigans.

Never been much of a connoisseur of vodka -- not even sure I've had it straight! Always for infusions/cocktails/etc, where any subtleties would be lost.
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Old 18th September 2019, 03:25 AM   #11736
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At least here in CA (for another couple weeks before heading north), alcohol taxes are so low (now that's a rarity) that it's not worth even entertaining shenanigans.
I noticed Costco stocks mostly 1.5l bottles at the almost same price as .75l here.
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Old 18th September 2019, 04:30 AM   #11737
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Old 18th September 2019, 12:21 PM   #11738
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1.75l at Costco maybe?
Right not like wine (magnums = 2 bottles). We buy spirits only for holiday family gatherings.
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Old 18th September 2019, 02:50 PM   #11739
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I bought one of these for $23 at Costco just yesterday. The big box liquor store down the street sells it for $30. The gourmet independent grocery store, where you can buy caviar all year round and not just in the last two weeks of December, sells it for $35.

Doing some Negroni experiments.

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And locally KFC is now selling a chicken sandwich that is a bit of fried chicken between two sugar glazed donuts!

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