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Whisky Glossary : Charcoal Mellowing

Whisky Glossary and Definitions

Unlike wine, for example, whisky is not really about mystification, but it does bring its own jargon. Any unusual terms you are likely to come across are described and defined in this section.

 
 

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Charcoal Mellowing

Used for Tennessee whiskey The new spirit is filtered through charcoal before going into cask. Some may be filtered through charcoal again after cask Ageing but before bottling.

A country beyond kentucky
Think American whiskey and you think Kentucky. But across the United States there are other options – including the biggest of them all

April 2008, Issue 71, page 38

A rye character
Stuart Maclean Ramsay chats to Lincoln Henderson, a whiskey vetern with 37 years of knowledge and experience

October 2002, Issue 26, page 34

Happy trails
Rob Allanson takes an educational trip through America's whiskey heartland

July 2007, Issue 65, page 18

Mellowing in Lynchburgh
Davin de Kergommeaux gets under the skin of the Tennessee giant

July 2011, Issue 97, page 28

New-age whiskey
Peter Mulryan talks to Dave Phelan and Pat Rigney, the men who broke the mould producing a charcoal-mellowed Irish whiskey, Clontarf

July 2003, Issue 32, page 51

Operation Moonlight
Your attention please. To say that Tennessee is home to one or two unique whiskies is to say nothing new, but to experience one on home ground must be worth, surely, a flicker of interest. To do so in...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 26

The Tennessee question
In the latest in our series looking at whisky terminology,Dominic Roskrow considers the letters k and l and in particular The Lincoln County Process

September 2007, Issue 66, page 74

 

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