12.26.14 Nonchill Filtered
Many large distilleries chill filter their whiskey to make it shine on the shelf, however Amanda and I do not. To chill filter they drop the whiskey’s temperature around freezing (some as low as -10° C), and pass it through fine micro filters removing any particles not suspended by this extreme cold. But this process also strips away larger flavor molecules found in the esters we work hard to produce. It’s then common to add back E150a, a caramel coloring, used to make sure all the bottles look the same in stores. But Swift will never contain additives.