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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Chuck, the reduction to about 10% ABV and subsequent distillation is the extractive distillation step. It is done to remove certain congeners not otherwise removable because too close in vaporization temperature to ethanol. The mixing of the distillate with hot water enables this. The low levels of congeners remaining in the first run (from the stripper) become insoluble (relatively) by the addition of with water. They collect at the top of the mix and are drawn off. The remaining solution is piped out and purified to high proof in the third column (rectifier).

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    A very good explanation.

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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    What is the leather bag for?

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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    What is the leather bag for?
    To keep the small change you receive back from your $500 bill after purchase.

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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    To keep the small change you receive back from your $500 bill after purchase.
    No doubt.
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    Unhappy Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    A friend of mine actually bought be a bottle of this stuff for my birthday. The "distilled 159 times" stuff is pure copywriter baloney. If you read the booklet that accompanies the product, they make the stuff in a bunch of small batches, for reasons that are never really explained, then distill each batch 4 times. So if you multiply the number of batches by 4 distillations, you get 159. Bottom line, it's distilled 4 times like a lot of other premium vodka. But the proof is in the pudding, and IMHO, this stuff is really vile, possibly the worst vodka I have ever tasted. It has an oily, bitter aftertaste that reminded me of really cheap Mezcal. Neither my friend nor I were able to finish even one small glass of the stuff. Honestly, I wouldn't even use it to mix a cocktail, that's how nasty it tasted. It comes in a really gorgeous decanter, inside an even more gorgeous wooden box. I will keep both of those to remind me that price is not always a good indicator of quality. But I'm dumping the vodka. It's really a crock.

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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Fantom View Post
    A friend of mine actually bought be a bottle of this stuff for my birthday. The "distilled 159 times" stuff is pure copywriter baloney. If you read the booklet that accompanies the product, they make the stuff in a bunch of small batches, for reasons that are never really explained, then distill each batch 4 times. So if you multiply the number of batches by 4 distillations, you get 159. Bottom line, it's distilled 4 times like a lot of other premium vodka. But the proof is in the pudding, and IMHO, this stuff is really vile, possibly the worst vodka I have ever tasted. It has an oily, bitter aftertaste that reminded me of really cheap Mezcal. Neither my friend nor I were able to finish even one small glass of the stuff. Honestly, I wouldn't even use it to mix a cocktail, that's how nasty it tasted. It comes in a really gorgeous decanter, inside an even more gorgeous wooden box. I will keep both of those to remind me that price is not always a good indicator of quality. But I'm dumping the vodka. It's really a crock.

    I hate to tell you this but it really is hand distilled 159 times in the experimental still(Col E H Taylor Jr still) . I have a picture of it if you don't believe me. It may be shity but the story is true.
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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Fantom View Post
    So if you multiply the number of batches by 4 distillations, you get 159.
    So there are 39.75 batches?
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    Wink Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    So there are 39.75 batches?
    I was wondering the same thing, Scott.

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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    So there are 39.75 batches?
    Some of batch LXIX spilled during processing.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: CLIX Vodka - distilled 159 times

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Some of batch LXIX spilled during processing.
    LXIX can get messy...
    Scott

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