angel's share

Croatian translation: kalo ("danak anđelima")

English term or phrase:angel's share
Croatian translation:kalo ("danak anđelima")
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18:54 Oct 22, 2019
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Science - Food & Drink
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama, Cooking / Culinary, Food & Drink, Wine / Oenology / Viticulture, Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
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.
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kalo ("danak anđelima")
Količina alkoholnog pića (najčešće se odnosi na viski) koja godišnje ishlapi iz spremnika (bačve, boce...).
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kalo ("danak anđelima")

Definition from own experience or research:
Količina alkoholnog pića (najčešće se odnosi na viski) koja godišnje ishlapi iz spremnika (bačve, boce...).

Example sentence(s):
  • No, dobroćudni nadzornik vodi ih na izlet u destileriju (gdje u proizvodnji nestaje dva posto pića i to se zove "danak anđelima"). - Glas Istre  
Elio Verbanac
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