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gothbat
07-09-2006, 22:25
I was drinking some FC103 and I noticed an anomaly on my bottle. Upon closer inspection and after drinking more of the bourbon (You know, so I could get a better look at it. :)), I discovered that it was a crack and an interesting looking one at that.


http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/7999/crack2bq.jpg



Part of me wants to flick it and knock the piece into the bottle. haha Seriously though, am I, or will I eventually be, drinking tiny bits of glass that I canít see?

cowdery
07-10-2006, 18:22
From the picture, I can't tell if it's a crack or an imperfection, but if it's a crack you want to decant that whiskey right away and probably strain it through a coffee filter or something. Why take chances?

Nebraska
07-11-2006, 06:02
That would be a crack, decant for sure

Ambernecter
07-11-2006, 06:15
Good advice from Chuck to be sure...

The only other option is to take it back to the store. If I pay good money I want things perfect! I reakon they would swap the bottle with no hassle, as drinking bits of glass is a legitimate cause for concern.

You like your FC (so it would seem from previous posts) so I'm sure your are regarded as a good customer.

gothbat
07-11-2006, 22:43
Based on previous experiences trying to return something to the liquor store I assumed that they wouldnít take it back since it wasnít sealed. So, for peace of mind, I took cowderyís advice and poured it through a coffee filter lined funnel into another, empty, FC103 bottle I had sitting on my shelf. Thanks.

TimmyBoston
07-12-2006, 02:41
Chuck, (or anyone else)

Does running the whiskey through a coffee filter alter the taste or composition?

gr8erdane
07-12-2006, 04:14
Only if it's a used one.

sorry, couldn't help myself.

I don't think it should alter anything unless it was just a tiny portion. My thinking is that coffee filters are made from cellulose, that cellulose comes from wood, bourbon is flavored by wood, therefore it should not cause any discernable difference unless you're filtering very small quantities. A mostly full bottle shouldn't be harmed in the least.

TimmyBoston
07-12-2006, 04:26
Only if it's a used one.

sorry, couldn't help myself.



Sad thing is Dane, I didn't even see that joke coming.

gr8erdane
07-12-2006, 04:48
Well, it is 5:30 in the morning here......

cas
07-12-2006, 05:40
Aaah you beat me to it. I was going to advise emptying the old grounds out first.
Actually, I have done this periodically when I had crumbled corks or cracked bottles and the whiskey (or wine in some instances) seemed unaffected.
Craig

cowdery
07-12-2006, 12:58
Chuck, (or anyone else)

Does running the whiskey through a coffee filter alter the taste or composition?

I've never conducted an analysis, but it shouldn't do anything except remove any particulate matter larger than what the filter is designed to let past. I suggested a coffee filter because they are handy and, presumably, designed not to impart any flavor of their own to whatever passes through them. Unless the whiskey is unfiltered, it has already gone through a much more intensive filtering prior to bottling.

gothbat
07-12-2006, 15:20
Does running the whiskey through a coffee filter alter the taste or composition?

While I didn't really expect there to be any difference I still found myself wondering the exact same thing and when I had some last night I noticed absolutely no difference in taste.