Everclear (alcohol)

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Everclear
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A bottle of 190-proof Everclear.
Type Neutral spirit
Manufacturer Luxco
Country of origin United States
Alcohol by volume 95% or 75.5%
Proof (US) 190 or 151
Color Colorless
Flavor Neutral, contains no flavoring

Everclear is a brand name of rectified spirit sold by American company Luxco. Luxco Brand is made from corn.[1] It is bottled at 151-proof (75.5% ABV) and 190-proof (95% ABV).[2] As of 2015, sale of the latter is prohibited in California[3], Florida[4], Maryland[citation needed], Michigan[citation needed], New York[citation needed], Nevada, North Carolina[citation needed], Virginia[5] and Minnesota[citation needed].

Similar brands[edit]

Luxco also manufactures Golden Grain Alcohol as the same spirit without the express brand name. A competitor, Gem Clear is bottled by the Quality Control Distilling Co. in Bardstown, Kentucky using roughly the same formula.

Alcohol content[edit]

Due to the azeotropic effects visible in the distillation process, ethanol cannot be concentrated by ordinary distillation to greater than approximately 96% by weight.[6] 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[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.luxco.com/public/brands/brands.asp?brandid=21# Luxco
  2. ^ Donn Lux (12 November 2010). "President's Message". Luxco. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ B&P 23403 (60% ABV limit)
  4. ^ FSS 565.07 (153 proof limit)
  5. ^ VA 4.1-119 (101 proof limit)
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ The Discovering Alcoholic (April 30, 2009). "Art Alexakis of Everclear at The Discovering Alcoholic". Discoveringalcoholic.com. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ Niemann, Jarrod (13 July 2010). "For Everclear". Warner/Chappell Music. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Staff writers (3 February 2005). "Bushwick Bill Of The Geto Boys Reacts To Houston's Loss Of An Eye". SoundSlam. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 

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