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The 10 Most Common Distilling Mistakes to Avoid

The 10 Most Common Distilling Mistakes to Avoid

Making mistakes during the distilling process is going to happen. This is how you learn to make the perfect whiskey; however, there are a few common mistakes that would be helpful if you could just avoid altogether. Top 10 Distilling Mistakes 1. Simple Math Mistakes You don’t have to be a math professor to make it through the distilling process but it is important to double check your math otherwise, you could end up with too much sugar during the fermentation process or a host of other issues. 2. Not Testing Your Setup If you are making your own still...

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Scotch Whisky Making Process

Scotch Whisky Making Process

Most of you know already that Scotch is whiskey coming straight from Scotland, the only one who can be named like this, and which needs to be aged 3 years minimum in oak barrels on Scottish territory. However, I wonder how many of you actually know how Scotch whisky is made? The process is not that complicated, you just need to pay attention to the three key ingredients (barley, water and yeast) and to follow the manufacturing steps just  like they are. Therefore, the steps are as following: 1. Malting 2. Grinding 3. Brewing 5. Fermentation 6. Distillation 7. Ageing...

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Show your love for America - MAKE MOONSHINE

Show your love for America - MAKE MOONSHINE

  Let’s talk about LOVE!  One thing we can all agree on is that homemade moonshine is Liquid Love, meant to be shared and savored. Following your passion by home crafting moonshine from everyday ingredients is one of the most American things you can do. Our Founding Fathers fought for our rights to do it and maybe it’s time we honored them by getting a batch of homemade moonshine or whiskey started this weekend! Getting started is easy. Our hand-hammered copper stills are works of art in themselves, and they’re based on traditional home-distilling methods that have worked for hundreds of...

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Whiskey 101 Primer

Whiskey 101 Primer

In a recent post, I talked about the subtle but important differences between Scotch single-malts and blends as well as Irish Whiskey. Now I’m going to share a bit of info about Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey and Canadian Whiskey.Rye Whiskey most commonly uses wheat and barley as its main grains. Rye grain adds a slight bitterness and spiciness to Rye Whiskey. Bourbon is the closest cousin to Rye Whiskey except for this slight variation in the flavor profile.Bourbon Whiskey - Don’t mess with Bourbon - it’s got the law on its side! Bourbon receives its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky and a 1964 Act...

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Three 4th of July Punches

Three 4th of July Punches

Just imagine. Philadelphia in July. The City of Brotherly Love being at roughly the same latitude as the Mediterranean summer holiday destinations and sharing their climate, it’s darn hot. And sweaty. Especially if it’s 1776 – no A.C., no showers –, and you've spent all day in the States House (soon to be renamed Independence Hall), with no easy task at hand – that is, declaring the Independence of The United States of America. You need a drink. And if the Founding Fathers raised a toast, or two, to independence on July 4, 1776, it’s our absolute duty to honor...

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