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  1. #1
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    Apparently chill filtering used to be a selling point.

    At least it was in 1960, from the St Petersburg Times.
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    Re: Apparently chill filtering used to be a selling point.

    Are all bourbons chill filtered? If it takes away some of the flavor, what's the point?

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    Re: Apparently chill filtering used to be a selling point.

    Quote Originally Posted by bdrinker View Post
    Are all bourbons chill filtered? If it takes away some of the flavor, what's the point?
    No they are not, it prevents some bourbons from turning cloudy under certain conditions. Not a real technical answer but that's all I know.

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    Re: Apparently chill filtering used to be a selling point.

    Does anyone have a list of non-chill filtered bourbons? Is there a way to tell?

    The only non-chill filtered bourbon I know I have had is Belle Meade Bourbon. The only reason I know this is because I helped them bottle a couple batches. I got to see the entire process from dumping barrels, proofing and then a basic filter before going into the bottle. All done at room temperature. I specifically asked about the filtering process because I thought it was always done near freezing. I was told they did not want to take away any flavor and the filter they were using was just to remove floaters such as wood, char, dust, etc.

    I find Belle Meade Bourbon to be very flavorful. It is different than most other bourbons I have tried and wonder if the non-chill filtering is the difference?

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    Re: Apparently chill filtering used to be a selling point.

    Most barrel proofers are NCF. I don't know of a definitive list of NCF bourbons, though.
    Andrew

 

 

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