pot still


Definition of 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

Examples of pot still in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After mixing in Grade-A molasses and backset (liquid from the previous distillation), Hallman and Ireland ferment the mixture with fruity wine yeast and send it through a copper pot still. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2021 The mash bills of Irish pot still whiskeys must have a minimum of 30% malted and a minimum of 30% unmalted barley. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The distillery plans to house a 100-gallon pot still that can produce all the spirits served at the site. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 June 2021 The liquid is then moved to a pot still and simmered over low heat to concentrate the flavors. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, 18 May 2021 Writers’ Tears is a rather unusual combination of aged single pot still and single malt Irish whiskey. Jeanette Hurt, Forbes, 8 May 2021 Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two was made, its makers say, in the world's biggest copper pot still. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 The second is a 46-year-old single pot still whiskey, created in 1973, and with a price tag $5,000 higher than Chapter One. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 Aged in combination of ex-bourbon, Sherry and Marsala casks, this whiskey is a blend of single pot still, single grain, and single malt whiskeys, each of which is also bottled separately under the Busker’s label. Richard Carelton Hacker, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of pot still

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Pot still.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot%20still. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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