A bottle of 190-proof Everclear.
|Country of origin||United States|
|Alcohol by volume||95% or 75.5%|
|Proof||190 or 151|
|Flavor||Neutral, contains no flavoring|
Everclear is a brand name of rectified spirit sold by American spirits company Luxco. It is bottled at 151-proof (75.5% ABV) and 190-proof (95% ABV). Sale of the latter is prohibited in many U.S. states (California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania).
Due to the azeotropic effects visible in the distillation process, ethanol cannot be concentrated by ordinary distillation to a ratio of ethanol to water greater than approximately 96 to 4 by weight. The highest concentration of ethanol generally available for human consumption is 190 proof (95% alcohol by volume), which is about 92.4% ethanol by weight.
In popular culture
- The rock band Everclear takes its name from the spirit.
- The Jerrod Niemann song "For Everclear" and the Roger Creager song "The Everclear Song" both refer to it.
- Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys tells in his song "Ever So Clear" how drinking Everclear resulted in his eye being shot out.
- http://www.luxco.com/public/brands/brands.asp?brandid=21# Luxco
- Donn Lux (12 November 2010). "President's Message". Luxco. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- Wis. could see ban on Everclear, high proof alcohol sales, The Badger Herald, November 26, 2013..
- 95.6% according to 49th edition of CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Perry's Handbook gives 10.57 mole percent water, which is 95.58 weight percent.
- The Discovering Alcoholic (April 30, 2009). "Art Alexakis of Everclear at The Discovering Alcoholic". Discoveringalcoholic.com. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
- Niemann, Jarrod (13 July 2010). "For Everclear". Warner/Chappell Music. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- Staff writers (3 February 2005). "Bushwick Bill Of The Geto Boys Reacts To Houston's Loss Of An Eye". SoundSlam. Retrieved 5 December 2010.