Feints is the name given to the third fraction of the
distillate received from the second distillation in the
Pot Still process. They form the undesirable last
runnings of the distillation. As noted above, they are
returned with the foreshots to the Spirit Still when it
is recharged with low wines.
The term is also applied to the first and last
runnings from the Patent Still. in which process they
are returned to the wash for re-distillation.
The feints and foreshots from the last distillation
of the season are kept for adding to the first low wines
of the succeeding season.
© SWA 1995