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Unexpected louche.


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Louche comes from oils in the alcohol coming out of suspension. Same thing happens with non-chill filtered spirits when cold water is added. GNS is most likely not filtered at all. Was the water you added at room temperature or taken from the refrigerator?

Nick Reynolds, aka "nickrey"

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What Nick said.

 

I'd expect the louche to go away if you added a bit more high-power alcohol.  I'm led to believe the oils would then go back into suspension.

 

I sometimes get a bit of louching when I'm taking my straight-from-the-still gin (at 70%+) down to 'normal' 43% or so.  It goes away if I mix the gin and water a little more by shaking the bottle a little, but it's quite pretty.

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