angel's share

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18:03 Oct 22, 2019
English to Japanese translations [PRO]
Science - Food & Drink
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English term or phrase: angel's share
Definition from Oxford:
n. (usually with the) the quantity of wine or distilled spirits lost to evaporation while ageing in wooden casks; the vapours resulting from this process.

Example sentence(s):
  • A couple who claim that the "angel's share" from a whisky bond has blighted their property have been given the go-ahead to take the case to court. BBC News
  • “Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky,” goes the cheery old drinker’s proverb. Such optimism is being sorely tested as scotch finds itself on the rocks of not just a no-deal Brexit but also the threat that its US trade could evaporate, like the angel’s share. The Times
  • We use infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy, and from the laser measurements, ethanol concentration in the ‘angel’s share’ is determined and used as an indicator on the potential maturation losses of the cask. insider.co.uk
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5天使の分け前
Takafumi Miyauchi


  

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天使の分け前


Definition from 日本洋酒酒造組合:
蒸溜したウイスキーは、すぐに樽貯蔵されますが、貯蔵期間中に樽からは毎年2~4%のウイスキーが蒸発し、消失します。

Example sentence(s):
  • ウイスキーは、長年樽で熟成している間に少しずつ蒸発するんです。ウイスキー独特の味わいと香りが生まれるためには仕方のないことなのですが、昔の人たちは「天使に分け前を取らせて(飲ませて)いるからこそ、我々は美味しいウイスキーを手に入れることができたのだ」と考え、樽から減った分のウイスキーのことを「Angels' share(天使の分け前)」と呼んできたのです。 - サントリーウイスキー蒸溜所  

Explanation:
「天使の取り分」ともいいます。
Takafumi Miyauchi
Taiwan
Local time: 06:46
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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