Everclear (alcohol)

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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, 189, or 151
Color Colorless
Flavor Neutral, contains no flavoring

Everclear is a brand name of rectified spirit sold by American company Luxco. It is made from corn[1] and is bottled at 151-proof (75.5% ABV) and 190-proof (95% ABV).[2] As of 2015, sale of the latter is prohibited in Iowa, California,[3] Florida,[4] Maryland,[5] Michigan,[citation needed] Nevada,[citation needed], North Carolina(2010),[6] [7] and Minnesota.[8] At least in Maryland, Luxco sells a 189 proof (94.5% ABV) version of Everclear instead of the 190 proof version.[citation needed]

Similar brands[edit]

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.

Alcohol content[edit]

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.[9] 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]


  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. ^ King, Danae (30 June 2014). "Laws including high-proof grain alcohol ban take effect Tuesday". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Leslie, Laura (30 November 2010). "No More High-Proof Liquor". WUNC. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  7. ^ VA 4.1-119 (101 proof limit)
  8. ^ MN 340A.506 (160 proof limit)
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ The Discovering Alcoholic (April 30, 2009). "Art Alexakis of Everclear at The Discovering Alcoholic". Discoveringalcoholic.com. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ Niemann, Jarrod (13 July 2010). "For Everclear". Warner/Chappell Music. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  12. ^ Staff writers (3 February 2005). "Bushwick Bill Of The Geto Boys Reacts To Houston's Loss Of An Eye". SoundSlam. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  13. ^ Getting Hyderized at the Glacier Inn in Hyder, Alaska

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