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Spanish term (agua = water, ardiente = burning, burning water) for spirits between 40 and 45% alcohol by volume. These can be spirits made from different raw materials such as grain, fruit, seeds or wine. In Colombia, it is understood to be a lower-alcohol spirit made from aniseed and sugar cane. The best quality brandies come from the sherry region of Jerez; see Brandy de Jerez. A Portuguese term for spirits is aguardente.

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