pot still


: a still used especially in the distillation of Irish grain whiskey and Scotch malt whiskey in which the heat of the fire is applied directly to the pot containing the mash

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Fiji rum is a 2001 vintage ($249) made from molasses in a pot still at South Pacific Distilleries, the only distillery in the country that is now known as Rum Co. of Fiji. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2022 Rye whisky is produced in this and a large pot still at the distillery, each giving the whisky its own unique character and flavor. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2022 While there, Winters bought a 25-gallon pot still from Buffalo Bill’s owner, Bill Owens. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2022 The gins are crafted in small batches using an Arnold Holstein copper pot still. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Most spirits are distilled at least twice using a column or pot still, and tequila’s no different. Oj Lima, Bon Appétit, 22 July 2022 Cheeses such as Ballylisk, per McMahon, pair well with both pot still, single grain and Irish single malt expressions. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Canada is renowned for rye production, while Ireland makes beautiful, silky pot still whiskeys. Kate Dingwall, PEOPLE.com, 29 June 2022 The fruit and spice from the pot still shines through, along with some vanilla and espresso notes from grain, and even more vanilla and a touch of char from bourbon. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 12 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pot still was in 1799

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“Pot still.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot%20still. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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