What is "High Wine" or "High Wines"?
- TridLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's a distiller's term. All spirits start out the same way...as a fermented wash derived from sugar either from cane/beet or converted from grain starches like corn, barley, etc.
The wash is distilled once and produces a distillate of higher alcoholic content. This distillate is referred to as "low wines" One of two things can be done here. The low wines can be redistilled a second time, resulting in "high wines" which can be kept, casked, and aged accordingly. They can also be run through a reflux column (many multiple distillatons in one still) to produce neutral spirit such as everclear or vodka.