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#1 Mon 01 Mar 10 11:24pm

Wannabe

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190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

Hey!

I want to have a bash at making my own Limoncello, cos I love the stuff. I'm struggling to get hold of the right alcohol though...

It seems like 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol is not imported into the UK. Shame. I'm making a trip across the Channel in April (France, Belgium and Holland), and wondered if I might be able to get hold of some over there. I've heard people saying that it's easy to source in Italy, and Germany I think, but I'm not going there...

I've also heard about Spirytus, but can't find any of that in the UK either...

Please help smile

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#2 Mon 01 Mar 10 11:27pm

Anna

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

Get it from the chemist.

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#3 Mon 01 Mar 10 11:40pm

minerva

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

That's where I get mine from!

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#4 Mon 01 Mar 10 11:58pm

mrpab

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

that's why there's no more available, they have to keep minerva supplied! big_smile

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#5 Tue 02 Mar 10 12:17am

minerva

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

mrpab wrote:

that's why there's no more available, they have to keep minerva supplied! big_smile

Cheeky!

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#6 Tue 02 Mar 10 12:58am

mrpab

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

- but you know I meant it with all the love ....

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#7 Tue 02 Mar 10 5:31am

Ashen

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

Notice she didn't say you were wrong though.  wink  tongue


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#8 Tue 02 Mar 10 7:13am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

If you buy it from a pharmacy mention that you need a drinkable version. Over here you can't get that from a pharmacy.

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#9 Tue 02 Mar 10 9:48am

MsK

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

My friend also made some using vodca..as she also could not find the alcohol..

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#10 Tue 02 Mar 10 11:39am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: 190-proof (95%) grain alcohol for Limoncello

my bro makes it using aguardiente here in Spain. But he sais in UK you can go to wine/beer making shops and chemists to get it.

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