A bottle of 190-proof Everclear.
|Country of origin||United States|
|Alcohol by volume||95% or 75.5%|
|Proof (US)||190, 189, or 151|
|Flavor||Neutral, contains no flavoring|
Everclear is a brand name of rectified spirit sold by American company Luxco. It is made from corn and is bottled at 151-proof (75.5% ABV) and 190-proof (95% ABV). As of 2015, sale of the latter is prohibited in Iowa, California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada,, North Carolina, Virginia, and Minnesota.[better source needed] At least in Maryland, Luxco sells a 189 proof (89.5% ABV) version of Everclear instead of the 190 proof version.
Luxco also manufactures Golden Grain Alcohol as the same spirit with a different brand name. A competitor, Gem Clear, is bottled by the Quality Control Distilling Co. in Bardstown, Kentucky using roughly the same formula.
Due to the azeotropic effects visible in the distillation process, ethanol cannot be concentrated by ordinary distillation to greater than approximately 96% 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.
- Everclear is the name of American Music Club's fifth album, released in 1991.
- Ethanol (ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol)
- Rectified spirit
- Alcohol proof
- Distilled beverage
- Denatured alcohol
- http://www.luxco.com/public/brands/brands.asp?brandid=21# Luxco
- Donn Lux (12 November 2010). "President's Message". Luxco. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- B&P 23403 (60% ABV limit)
- FSS 565.07 (153 proof limit)
- King, Danae (30 June 2014). "Laws including high-proof grain alcohol ban take effect Tuesday". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
- Leslie, Laura (30 November 2010). "No More High-Proof Liquor". WUNC. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- VA 4.1-119 (101 proof limit)
- "10 Things You Didn't Know About Everclear". Spoon University. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
- 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.