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Eleniel Mar 16, 2009 06:12 PM

I am currently experimenting with different alcohols for extracting herbs and spices. I heard that Everclear gives the best flavored extracts because of its extremely neutral flavor.

Where can I get Everclear alcohol in Canada? I live in Montreal, I am open to getting a few bottles of Everclear from the westcoast as well.


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  1. carswell RE: Eleniel Mar 16, 2009 06:57 PM

    Everclear is a brand of neutral grain spirit. Everclear isn't sold in Quebec but NGS is, in two strengths: 40% and 94%. See the following link or, if it doesn't work, go to www.saq.com > Recherche avancée > Catégorie et sous-catégorie > Alcool > Rechercher.


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    1. re: carswell
      bopuc RE: carswell Mar 18, 2009 08:42 AM

      college (hazy) memories: Purple Jesus: 1 part "Al-cool", 4 parts Welch's Grape Juice.
      *shudder* never again. ;)

    2. porker RE: Eleniel Mar 16, 2009 11:51 PM

      Everclear is apparently available in Alberta, but I'm not sure.
      As carswell points out, Quebec's 'equivalent' is called Alcool (by Global).

      BTW, I've never seen Everclear in our neighbors to the south (New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, or Mass)
      I did see it in North Carolina and it is apparently available in Jersey.
      Also BTW, it costs less than $20 per 750ml in the states. Global Alcool at SAQ, $40...

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        MTLNY RE: porker Mar 19, 2009 04:46 AM

        From those hazy college days when Everclear was less than 5 bucks in the US, I used to add sherbert (grape or orange) with a fruit juice, and then some seven up. Sometimes sherbert would change the color of concoction to a brown, so do a small test batch. Just watch the alchohol content, as the hospital kept calling the college with reports of students getting their stomachs pumped. We got in a little trouble then we reduced Everclear amount.

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