pot-still

pot still

noun
a simple and sometimes primitive type of still, used especially in the making of cognac, corn liquor, and malt Scotch whisky.
Also, pot-still.


Origin:
1790–1800

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pot still
 
n
a type of still used in distilling whisky in which heat is applied directly to the pot in which the wash is contained

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