angel's share

noun

Phrases
the angel's share
: the amount of an alcoholic drink (such as cognac, brandy, or whiskey) that is lost to evaporation when the liquid is being aged in porous oak barrels
Up to 1 percent of the volume of the cask can be lost each year through evaporation, sometimes called the angel's share. James Suckling, Wine Spectator, 30 Apr. 1992

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angel's share was in 1970

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“Angel's share.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angel%27s%20share. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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