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Archie's Press Spirits Print
Archie's Press

Spirits Print


Why are distilled grains and fruits called Spirits? 

There's an answer: The term "spirit" in reference to alcohol stems from Middle Eastern alchemy. These alchemists were more concerned with medical elixirs than with transmuting lead into gold. The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process (as with distillation of alcohol) was called a spirit of the original material.

This map describes several categories of spirits to give any aspiring bartender the basics.

8x8 Letterpress Print

is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.


These prints fit in an Ikea frame, but you'll need your own matting. We also recommend FrameUSA.com, or your local framer. 

8x8 Letterpress Print