Irish Whiskey

Rectiiioil whiskey-, thirty-nine gallons tincture of grains of paradise, three pints powdered catechu, three ounces tincture of pellitory, two ounces creasote, thirty drops. Color -with burnt sugar as for common whiskey. These two last named liquors should bo put up in the same packages that the genuine was imported in. This mode of making liquors, viz. by concealing the grain oil, is at best but a poor one for the sale of them is dependent entirely on the ignorance and simplicity of the...

Xvn SYRUPS

In the manufacture of syrups, the quality and quantity of the sugar employed are points of importance. Refined sugar should always be employed, as it often saves the necessity of clarification, and makes a clearer and better flavored syrup than the impure kinds. In relation to the quantity of sugar, if in too small proportion fermentation is apt to occur if too abundant crystallization will ensue. The proper proportion is about two parts to one of the liquid. A somewhat smaller quantity will...

Charcoal As A Decolorizing Agent

Owing to a variety of causes, the fluctuations of the market, an over stock of one particular kind of unmerchantable liquto or a quantity of liquor too highly colored, or to point to the emergency that might arisfi, would he impossible and hence the necessity of a knowledge of the articles used in decolorizing liquors, viz. animal charcoal or bone black. Animal charcoal by no means necessarily possesses the decolorizing prop fty, as this depends upon its peculiar state of aggregation. If a...

Rectified Whiskey

Consists of from forty to forty-five per cent, of alcohol, and is known as single and double rectified whiskey and probably the only difference between them i3 to be found in their names, as there is but little or none in their relative properties. It is possible that the double rectified whiskey may contain less essential oil than single rectified, by virtue of having passed through the rcctifier for the third time and this was a positive necessity, as the rectifiers were nearly exhausted and...