Jim Cryle Glenlivet master distiller
We are all in good spirits here but wondering what has happened to summer.

We have had rain nearly every day & the farmers are now looking for some dry weather so that they can harvest the barley which is now ready....

But about your question...."is it possible that you tell me the difference about a linepipe that goes up and the other goes down.    

How important is this for the new spirit?"

 

 

 



Private Email from Ronald Bijl to Jim Cryle, Master Distiller The Glenlivet   

Dear Jim,    

I hope everything is well.    
Your conversation about the stills and the linepipe is always in my head, so when is possible do you have a answer to this question.    
Is it possible that you tell me the difference about a linepipe that goes up and the other goes down.    
How important is this for the new spirit.    
My thanks are very great for your time.    
With compliments.    

Ronald Bijl


Dear Ronald     

Good to hear from you I hope all is well with you.

We are all in good spirits here but wondering what has happened to summer. We have had rain nearly every day & the farmers are now looking for some dry weather so that they can harvest the barley which is now ready.    

The LYE pipe sometimes called the LINEARM plays a part in the "reflux" of vapour & liquid before it enters the condenser    
Where the lye pipe goes up some of the heavier, more oily elements of the spirit vapour will condense to liquid & run back down into the still & thereby giving a slightly lighter character.

Where the lye pipe goes down all of the vapour passing over the top of the swan neck will go into the condenser to become part of the overall character of the new spirit.

I hope this answers your question & you can follow my explanation.    
Kind regards    

Jim Cryle,
Master Distiller The Glenlivet    

Source: From the private email letters of Ronald Bijl, he is one of Netherland's whisky experts and an authority on the subject. By the years he collected lots of information in his database concerning al the aspects of whisky.

Many thanks for letting us share this worthful information,

Slainthe Mhath Team BestofWhisky.com

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