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According to the EU Spirit Drinks Regulation, an alcoholic beverage that is intended for human consumption, has special sensory properties and has an alcohol content of at least 15% vol. Exceptions are advocaat and advocaat with 14% vol. Production varies according to the category of spirit drink, either directly by distillation from naturally fermented products and/or by maceration (maceration) of vegetable substances in ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and/or in distillates. It may also be produced by blending spirits, ethyl alcohol, other beverages. All alcoholic ingredients must be of agricultural origin.

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