Once a clean and complete fermentation is achieved, our Master Distiller loads the fermented product into our 250-liter Arnold Holstein pot still. The pot is steam-fired and the alcohols begin separate from the rest of the liquid because alcohol boils (vaporizes) at a lower temperature than water.
The alcohols vaporize from the boiling pot up the column passing a series of plates that cause rectification, or refinement of the spirit. This way, only the cleanest alcohols will wind up in the finalized spirit.
The refined, vaporized spirit travels from the rectification column to the condenser where it is cooled and returned to a liquid state. It is the job of the Master Distiller to determine which alcohols will be discarded and which ones will be kept to make one of our many quality spirits.