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    Cracked

    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.






    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?
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    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?

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    That would be a crack, decant for sure
    Mark/Nebraska


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    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.
    Philip

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    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.
    /\../\

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    Chuck, (or anyone else)

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

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    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.
    Dane
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8erdane
    Only if it's a used one.

    sorry, couldn't help myself.
    Sad thing is Dane, I didn't even see that joke coming.
    Tim

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    Well, it is 5:30 in the morning here......
    Dane
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    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

 

 

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