Spirits, defined as unsweetened, distilled beverages with an alcohol content of at least 20%, are classified by the fermented material they are distilled from.
Whiskies, vodka, gin and most types of schnapps are made from grain. Brandy is made from fermented grape juice, and fruit brandy is made from other fruits. Rum and cane spirits derive from fermented sugar cane juice or molasses. Tequila and mezcal come from the fermented pulp of the agave plant.
To browse Dreyfus Ashby’s selection of spirits, use the links at right.