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(2010),  and Minnesota. At least in Maryland, Luxco sells a 189 proof (94.5% 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.
Ethanol cannot be concentrated by ordinary distillation to greater than approximately 96% by weight because at that concentration, the vapor has the same ratio of water to alcohol as the liquid, a phenomenon known as azeotropy. 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.
- Becoming Hyderized in Hyder, Alaska. One receives a certificate for downing a shot of Everclear without pause.
- 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)
- MN 340A.506 (160 proof limit)
- 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.
- Getting Hyderized at the Glacier Inn in Hyder, Alaska