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Neutral spirits


Proprietary vodka mainly noted for its black color, imparted by the addition of black catechu, an acacia variety (also known as "cutch") which is a tree resin found in Asia and Africa, historically used in patent medicines and for tanning leather. It is, as a colorant, natural, stable, non-toxic, and in the quantities necessary for coloring, flavorless. In larger quantities, it imparts a slight burnt charcoal flavor. This vodka, color apart, is much like any other in terms of flavor and mixability.




Generally available. Produced and sold in England. Known to be distributed in parts of United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.


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