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Postby killerwhale » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:51 am

:?
I have a bottle of ardbeg 10 and when I pour a dram, there may (not always) be a fleck of dark or some other floater.....
not many mind you but I was wondering if this is normal? :?
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Postby Wave » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:19 am

A pickled miggie perhaps?
...don't worry, it won't drink much! :mrgreen:


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Postby killerwhale » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:08 am

LOL.... :lol:

actually, I just had a small dram of Ardbeg 10 and sure enough, there were floaters and one of them was quite long o_O
I supped it up anyway.... it's probably normal from the FAQ info though I'm still in the dark a bit :(
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Postby r900p » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:16 pm

tell Ardbeg, or where you bought the bottle, they masy replace it!!
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:46 pm

It's just flocculation, there's nothing wrong with the bottle. It is called 'flocculation' (stop laughing). There are two types, the first is caused by cold temperatures and is reversable. The industry has dealt with this by chill filtering.

The second is known as 'irreversible floc' This shows itself as very small hair like crystals of calcium oxalate, which slowly form and settle in the whisky when natural low mg/l concentrations of oxalic acid in the whisky react with similarly low concentrations of calcium ions. Irreversable floc formation is eliminated by ensuring that final calcium concentrations are kept to a minimum by demineralizing the water in the final reduction.

Now you know.

The above was stolen, almost word for word, from Whisky, Technology, Production and Marketing by Inge Russell.
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Postby killerwhale » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:16 pm

would be nice to get a replacement indeed :lol:
however, thanks Lawrence for that info., glad to read all is normal :D
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Postby vitara7 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:51 pm

lawrence is right, they use the same process to turn sewage into drinkable water. but obviously on a much larger scale.
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Postby killerwhale » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:54 am

thanks!
good info and puts me at ease.... Ardbeg is one of my favs.... I'll sup up any and all floaters from now on :D
(unless ofcourse I find something really unusual, then I'll take it out or get a refund :lol: )
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:16 am

If you find anything living in your Ardbeg, be sure to contact the Weekly World News.
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Postby killerwhale » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:15 pm

Mr.T now you'll have me thinking that every time I pour a dram :lol:
.... actually I'd love to find something really funky (living or not) perhaps the company would send me a case! :lol: 8)
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Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:25 pm

Some of the Tequilla's have some very strange things in them. I personally would not want them as pets.


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