Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    4,557

    Re: Water and distillation

    If Jim Butler's posting info is accurate for the whiskey distillation business...it seems the source of water is a non-essential element. Therefore, the claims may harken back to earlier days of distillation w/o treatment and may today be mere marketing. I hear the old beer commercial..."From the land of skyblue waters...(Hamms)"

  2. #12
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,375

    Re: Water and distillation

    Jono,

    The thing Jim posted was just a standard of identity. If you call water X it has to be Y. That doesn't tell you anything about the water used by distilleries. All he was doing was showing that, at least as far as the federal regs are concerned, some of the terms we were wondering about are, in fact, synonymous. It's a misreading of that, of this thread, and of the facts as we know them to conclude that "the source of water is a non-essential element." Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Adding Water
    By fogfrog in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-19-2006, 16:30
  2. distillation question
    By belgiangiant in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-29-2004, 08:39
  3. H.R. 3249, legalizing home distillation
    By tdelling in forum History
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-09-2002, 09:02
  4. Multiple distillation (fad?)
    By porgymcnasty in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-16-2001, 17:50

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top