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Aidan
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Postby Aidan » Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:54 pm

I think I've got to hit the books again just to keep up.

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Postby richard » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:01 pm

i only shake my whisky when ive had to much only joking a very interesting article i will have to look into what c i has to say

richard

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:38 pm

I often find myself stirred by whisky, but rarely shaken. bond, where are you?

Lawrence
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:40 pm

There are two types of Flocculation and I think you are describing the first.

"Whilst filtered whisky is normally a clear, bright product, two forms of flocculation have occasionally been experienced in Scotch whiskies. The first form is known as 'reversible floc', and can form when whisky is stored for prolonged periods at very cold temperatures (as may be encountered in cold winter transit). The whisky develops a haze, which disappears when the liquid is warmed and shaken. The main congeners detected in reversible floc are the ethyl esters of long chain fatty acids and larger alkyl esters, both detectable by capillary column GC-MS. As whiskies are produced for distribution around the world to a wide range of climatic conditions, it has been found that reversible floc formation may be minimized by chill filtering whisky prior to bottling. This process reduces the concentrations of reversible floc-forming material, and has not effect on product character."

From Whisky:Technology, Production & Marketing, Inge Russell.

Irreversable-foc is the crystals you described and is due to a different reason.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:48 pm

"... As whiskies are produced for distribution around the world to a wide range of climatic conditions, it has been found that reversible floc formation may be minimized by chill filtering whisky prior to bottling. This process reduces the concentrations of reversible floc-forming material, and has no effect on product character."

From Whiksy:Technology, Production & Marketing, Inge Russell.


Izzat so? :lol:

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Postby MGillespie » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:06 pm

Lawrence wrote:There are two types of Flocculation and I think you are describing the first.



I thought flocculation was illegal in most places! ;)

Mark

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:08 pm

:D

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:16 pm

You'll go blind!

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Postby MGillespie » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:21 pm

Nahhh...I just flocculated until I needed glasses! ;)

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Postby richard » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:52 pm

who said that

richard


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