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Whisky Glossary : Cytase

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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Enzyme in barley that breaks down the cell walls, thus making starch accessible. Demisting point: The point at which spirit coming off the Spirit still no longer goes cloudy when water is added. It is the point at which the Cut begins.

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