12th November 2019

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Why do they call it liquor?

The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process (as with distillation of alcohol) was called a spirit of the original material. 2. Monks in Europe during the 12 Century believed that the spirit was removed from the “mash” during the distilling process.

Regarding this, how did booze get its name?

The origin of the word “booze” is often mistakenly credited to E. C. Booz, who was a distiller in the United States in the 19th century. But the first references to the word “booze,” meaning “alcoholic drink,” appear in the English language around the 14th century as “bouse.”

What is the difference between liquor and spirits?

So I use both spirit and liquor to refer to any unsweetened distilled alcoholic beverage: vodka, gin, brandy, whiskey, tequila, and the like. Liqueur, on the other hand, is used for sweetened distilled alcoholic beverages: pastis, triple sec, amari, Chartreuse, Benedictine, etc.

What is a Booz?

A drinking spree. intr.v. boozed, booz·ing, booz·es. To drink alcoholic beverages excessively or chronically. [Alteration of obsolete bouse, from Middle English bousen, to drink to excess, from Middle Dutch būsen.]
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