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Quote robert Replybullet Topic: Black particles in Jack daniels whiskey
    Posted: 25.03.2007 at 16:06
recently i bought a miniature bottle of jack daniels sour mash whiskey no.7..and there are black particles floating in it,about 5 of them..small tiny black coloured particles..i wonder if its a common thing in whiskey?..since they said they filter their whiskey using maple the black coloured stuffs could be the charcoal..
help anyone?..i dont dare to drink it as long as i dont know what are those black stuffs..
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Quote TNbourbon Replybullet Posted: 28.03.2007 at 05:33
Interesting, and I have no answer for it. The maple charcoal filtering that occurs is through a vat which precedes any filtering that occurs during bottling.
However, it is not uncommon for barrel char to occur in bottlings of American whiskey -- bourbons George T. Stagg, Booker's, William Larue Weller, et al -- that are otherwise unfiltered.
I really can't see how that can happen with Jack Daniel's. However, export barrels are processed differently than those intended for domestic/U.S. consumption. I think it is safe to assume that any 'black particles' that occur are either from the original barrel or from the maple vat through which JD is processed.
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Quote eric m Replybullet Posted: 29.03.2007 at 22:58
Have had the same problem with some malts and i`m still aliveSmile i think it is indeed some of the charcoal or from the casks the whisky was in.If you don`t like to risk it pour the whisky trough a coffeefilter.Slainthe!
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Quote pagcelt Replybullet Posted: 01.08.2007 at 23:22
no need to worry. is simply some charcoal that has managed to make its way through the filtering process from the barrel. i myself work in a distillery that actually uses ex jack daniels casks, and you would not believe how much charcoal comes out when it comes round to emptying!!
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