Talk:Rectified spirit

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Page move[edit]

Thie is not a brand name; this is just a translatable Polish language term, and IMO should be merged into the "neutral grain spirit". We dont have articles, mleko or kapusta kiszona, do we?. mikka (t) 5 July 2005 16:18 (UTC)

While true, it is the common name for a product; we do have an article for Bleach. As to this being an English encyclopedia, I consulted with and tried to follow Wikipolicy on this matter, as it has been my experience "Spirytus" or another name will be used by native English speakers; not "rectified spirit". I believe a partial revert is in order. - RoyBoy 800 6 July 2005 22:48 (UTC)

I propose merging this article with Neutral grain spirit, as the two products are virtually identical. I also propose to remove all the spam from the article. Wahrmund (talk) 20:30, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Merged this article with Neutral grain spirit today.Wahrmund (talk) 23:45, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Tasteles, odorless??[edit]

Seems somebody didn't try real spirits. Sure it is clear, but the smell of pure alcohol is very distinct and quite strong, due to alcohol being quite volatile. As for taste... well, you could call it tasteless as in it leaves your mouth numb and unable to feel any actual taste for the next several minutes. In fact the taste is extremely strong burning, and drinking more pure spirit can result in lasting burns of your mouth and throat similar to chemical burns (that's why usually it's dissolved for consumption). Unless of course mr. Stawski is selling you water as spirits.

They call it tasteless, because there is nothing it it that gives its taste (unlike Whiskey wich has its own taste) So its good to create liquor and other stuff. And you try that stuff pure? Well thats stupid.... -- (talk) 19:03, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Uh in my parish Everclear is fairly hard to come by. Instead we drink this stuff called Diesel by Sazerac Co. It is 190 proof and has a VERY distinct taste and is not ANY different than Everclear. It burns like hell and has a very strong odor. I was reading this and Everclear and Diesel both have extreme impurities. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks the article is wrong...and I'm pretty sure it is. If it were tastless and odorless then its pure 95%+ form would be so would overdoses. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 14 November 2007 (UTC)


I'm German and I've never even heard of the word "Primasprit". Please replace Primasprit with Neutralalkohol. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:10, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

According to the German Google, Primasprit is one and a half times as common in German usage as Neutralalkohol (6610 to 4030). Wahrmund (talk) 20:14, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Merger with Neutral grain spirit[edit]

I have reverted the simple redirect to Neutral grain spirit. There is a case for merging, but that article does not presently have the same information as this one. It might be a good idea if someone did merge the information and then redirect one to the other. Man with two legs (talk) 17:32, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

It is worth noting that the article makes it clear that the two terms are not interchangeable because rectified spirit is not necessarily made from grain. Man with two legs (talk) 17:34, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Exports from Poland[edit]

Im Pole and I dont know anything about that it's illegal to export spirytus from Poland. Any reference? Crenshaw (talk) 23:36, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

I've deleted the reference to illegal export of the stuff. Anyone who has evidence to the contrary, can restore it. Wahrmund (talk) 23:59, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Polish Percentages[edit]

Spirytus Rektyfikowany is available up to 96%, not just the 95% one that gets exported to the US... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:13, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Can we find a reliable source that says that? Elsewhere it is claimed that 95% is the practical limit of conventional distillation technology. —BarrelProof (talk) 17:33, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
How about a bottle of the stuff sold here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:59, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
That looks pretty reliable to me (although I don't think we can reference it on wikipedia unless you upload it here). —BarrelProof (talk) 23:40, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
  • The picture of the Polmos bottle in the article is labelled 95%. Browsing the German Google, I see that it is being sold in Germany at 96% and even 96.3%. Wahrmund (talk) 00:57, 8 December 2011 (UTC)