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    White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    I just picked up a bottle of Vintage 17 and noticed that there are tiny white flakes floating in it. Doesn't look like sediment. Any clues?
    Last edited by fussybitch; 01-16-2012 at 15:44.

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    Vintage 17 with flakes. Sounds like you need to sens to the Ejmharris lab for some testing. . Vintage is most likely not filtered and just sediment from distilling to bottling process. Let it sit and the flakes will settle at the bottom.


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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    Looks to me like some fuzz off of a filter of some type. I would just put it through a coffee filter.

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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    What you observe is most likely floc created from the flocculation of the natural congeners and fusel oils present in whiskey that has not been chill filtered. Nearly all bourbons bottled at less than 100 proof are chill filtered so that floc will not be created if the whiskey is exposed to cold temperatures. Floc is nothing to worry about. It freaks out the uninitiated, but whiskey that has not been chill filtered is a good thing!
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    Are you sure you don't spill some goldschlager in it?

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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    I was going to open it and filter it, but I think I'll just let it be. Thanks!

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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    Maybe they're snowflakes.
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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    Don't know if your bottle is unopened or not, but could it be pieces of the cork?

    One of my recent bottles, after a few uses of the cork, had tiny bits floating around in it that weren't there before, which I thought of when seeing your picture.

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    Re: White floating flakes in a Vintage 17

    How did KBD get that mini-submarine in there?

 

 

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