over·​proof | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprüf \

Definition of overproof

: containing more alcohol than proof spirit

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CH Distillery makes an unaged rum, and Tailwinds Distilling Company in Plainfield has built its brand on Taildragger, a lineup that includes a white rum, an amber rum aged for at least two years, a coffee rum, and an overproof dark rum. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "North Shore Distillery’s new rum is unlike anything else being made in Illinois," 19 Oct. 2017 Colonial tastes a lot like very old, overproof rum— Christopher Null, WIRED, "This Guy Says He Can Make 20-Year-Old Rum in 6 Days," 8 Apr. 2015

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overproof was in 1807

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