C_I wrote:I cannot prove the whisky actually clears up, because due to the practical fact that the whisky does not have the chance to clear up when drinking (unless you are willing to let it stand for a long time)..........But straightforward I would say, as it is a stable suspension, once you got the cloudiness, it stays.
Every time I use water the whisky always
clears up! We're not talking about a very long time either. After nosing and swirling the whisky around in the glass it becomes clear in minuttes rather than hours so to say. I won't guess but I'd say 10 minuttes or even quicker!
If you want to complicate matters even further you should consider that the "so called" cask strength is in most cases a result of diluting whisky with water before
it reaches the cask. You could very well say that most cask strenght whiskies only refer to cask strength in name and not in practice. The reason for watering out/diluting the new make spirit is because of a more or less official standard to suit the blenders.