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Sick of Black Friday yet? Good!

Sick of Black Friday yet? Good!

If you're like us, you've heard just enough about Black Friday by now. So we won't mention it again. But what we do want to tell you about is Copper Friday – a lesser-known savings extravaganza that could nevertheless be instrumental to your holiday shopping success. So why haven't you heard of Copper Friday until now? Simple: Because we just made it up to call attention to a special savings event on ALL of our gorgeous handmade copper whiskey stills. (When you're a small company like we are, you can do things like that.) So this Friday, while other people...

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Finally, a homemade gift that's anything BUT boring

Finally, a homemade gift that's anything BUT boring

While the sentiment behind giving homemade gifts for the holiday is certainly admirable, so often the gifts themselves can be – well – a little bit of a letdown. After all, how many banana breads are you expected to eat? Or how many yarn-based anythings can you really use? Want to know a homemade gift that’s certainly not disappointing? Moonshine! That's right. We challenge anyone who gets a mason jar full of moonshine made in your own copper still to not be absolutely buzzing with joy throughout the holidays. What's that you say? You don't have a copper still? You...

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On slobber boxes and thumper kegs

On slobber boxes and thumper kegs

  One of the most popular questions we get here is whether or not it's necessary to install a thumper keg on our stills to have success in distilling. Before we answer that, it might be helpful to explain just what this contraption is. Basically, a thumper keg is a container that is installed in the distillation apparatus between the still pot and the condenser. It was traditionally used in hillbilly stills to increase the alcohol content of the distillate because, traditional stills only output product with about a 50-60 percent alcohol content. The thumper keg collects this output, which...

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Basic Corn Whiskey: A 4th of July Special

Basic Corn Whiskey: A 4th of July Special

Show ME some LOVE! sang America, and they sung along. It’s that time of the year when we celebrate our Forefathers and honor their achievement by raising a toast, or three, to Independence. It’s that perfect time to gather ‘round with friends and family and share a special moonshine magic moment together, looking into the past with bright eyes and into the future with a bright heart. Can you picture that?A Basic Corn Whiskey glass is the salt of the earth for this monumental occasion. It takes only three ingredients and a passion to feast and celebrate to make this...

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Patience Makes Perfect

Patience Makes Perfect

In this time of instant Tweets, overnight delivery and video on demand, it's easy to forget that sometimes the things that take time to create can be the most precious things of all. Think diamonds, classical sculpture, finely aged whiskey and – naturally – our handmade stills Producing a traditional copper pot still is a blend of strength, skill and patience. Lots of patience. We start by hand-cutting the sections of the still from sheets of copper –  in much the same way a good tailor begins work on a fine suit. Next our craftsmen beat the copper with a...

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