distill from (something)

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distill from (something)

To refine something from another material through a process of condensation and evaporation. A noun or pronoun can be used between "distill" and "from." In a very simple sense, petroleum is distilled from crude oil.
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distill something from something

to derive product from something by heating and condensation. They distilled the lighter components from the raw oil. The alcohol was distilled from fermented grain.
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We have seen him, more successful under the name of Jacob than under that of Isaac, gain the friendship of Gryphus, which for several months he cultivated by means of the best Genievre ever distilled from the Texel to Antwerp, and he lulled the suspicion of the jealous turnkey by holding out to him the flattering prospect of his designing to marry Rosa.
Persuasion distilled from his mildly-curling lips; and, shabby as he was, perennial flowers of courtesy bloomed all over him from head to foot.
Hop-flavored liquors are made in various ways, but the whiskies generally get their flavor by being distilled from consumer-ready, hoppy beers, as opposed to the much cheaper regular whiskey mashes.
Nolet's Silver Dry Gin--Crafted at the Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, Holland, Nolet Silver is comprised of a neutral grain spirit distilled from premium winter wheat.
American Harvest (Idaho, distilled from organic winter wheat)
Your eau de vie will still be aromatic if distilled from higher-alcohol wines, but not as aromatic as from a wine lower in alcohol.
Consequently, it pours Bud and Michelob on draft, sells OB and Hite Korean beers in large bottles and also has bottled Sam Adams, Bud and Coors and a few variations of Korean soju, a beverage distilled from sweet potatoes.
An Italian brandy, grappa is distilled from grape skins and seeds.
com/research/d9a0e7/the_world_market_f) has announced the addition of the "The World Market for Alcoholic Beverages Distilled from Grape Wine or Grape Marc: A 2011 Global Trade Perspective" report to their offering.
A companion vodka is the pristine Penn 1681 Rye Vodka, distilled from locally grown organic rye in a 4-column continuous still.
Crater Lake Vodka is a small batch spirit alembic distilled from local grain and spring water from the Cascades.
All brandy is distilled from wine, so it comes as no surprise that most winemaking countries produce it.
com/research/d68197/the_2009_import_an) has announced the addition of the "The 2009 Import and Export Market for Alcoholic Beverages Distilled from Grape Wine or Grape Marc in Armenia" report to their offering.
Oregon's Spudka Vodka is distilled from potatoes in a 139-plate continuous still.