Foreshots is the term applied to
the first fraction of the distillate received during the
distillation of the low wines in the Spirit Still used in the
Pot Still process of manufacture. They form the first raw
runnings of this second distillation and their collection is
terminated by the judgment of the stillman. The following
fraction of the distillate is the potable spirit.
The foreshots are returned to the still, together
with the feints.
© SWA 1995