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 That is the case with this fantastic entry in the Master Blenders’ series, a 10-year-old bourbon finished in Redbreast single pot still Irish whiskey casks for 15 months. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 15 May 2024 The bourbon is distilled in copper pot stills instead of the usual column still, and aged in casks that are charred and toasted to various levels. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 15 May 2024 Distillation takes place both in Blanco, Texas on pot stills and in Bardstown, Kentucky on column stills in partnership with Bardstown Bourbon Company using a proprietary yeast strain and a mashbill that includes grains from Texas, Oregon, Wyoming, and Washington. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 The first run of the vodka occurs in a copper pot still, the kind used to make most traditional Irish and Scotch whiskies. Ryan J. Rusak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 Apr. 2024 The new Port Ellen distillery has a completely fresh design, featuring a glass stillhouse, two pairs of copper pot stills that are exact replicas of the original stills, and a set of experimental stills that will be used for smaller batch whiskies (whisky production got underway early this year). Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 19 Mar. 2024 Ireland Dingle Original Gin (SRP: $49.95) Hand-crafted and distilled in Ireland, Dingle Original Gin is an artisan, pot still gin that incorporates both traditional and innovative distilling techniques. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 It’s made from 100 percent blue agave nectar that is fermented and distilled in both column and pot stills. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 The oldest rum in the blend is a rum aged between 11 and 15 years from Guyana that was distilled on the Port Mourant double wooden pot still. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024

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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 17 Jun. 2024.

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