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Scratch and Dent Stills

Make Your Own Whiskey

Scratch-and-dent stills are returns we sometimes receive - the most common reason is damage during shipping.  Since they're still fit for use, and we'd be sorry to see them scrapped, we offer them to handy distillers who want to doctor them up and, in exchange, save some cash.

Buying a scratch-and-dent still has its pros and cons, so here's what you should know:

The Bad:
Still might be used.
Still might be dented, scratched, or otherwise damaged.
A returned still might now be as shiny as a new one because of use and exposure.
There is a very small chance for the still to have a leak.

The Good:
We still honor our 100% satisfaction cash-back guarantee.
We still honor our 2-year warranty.
We hope that you will make an honest attempt to repair your still.  However, if hammering out a dent or soldering a leak doesn't work out (though we assure you, it's doable), or you're in any way dissatisfied, we will promptly refund your money.

If you want to be notified as soon as we have a scratch-and-dent still, please send an email to customerservice@whiskeystill.net

Scratch and Dent 2.5 Gallon Whiskey Still

Scratch and Dent 2.5 Gallon Whiskey Still

The Experimenter

The Still For Novice Distillers

The 2.5 gallon whiskey still is the perfect starting point if you're new to distilling. It's small enough to make quick batches, but large enough to cut heads and tails and get the hang and taste of distilling.  Its design and versatility make it ideal for experimenting with different recipes, allowing you to try out and develop your spirits of choice.  Also, it's great for refining previously distilled spirits, and creating essential oils.

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Scratch and Dent 2.5 Gallon Whiskey Still
Scratch and Dent 5 Gallon Whiskey Still

Scratch and Dent 5 Gallon Whiskey Still

The Champion

The Still for Distilling Enthusiasts

The almighty 5 gallon whiskey still will make all your distilling wishes come true. Fermentation is a breeze in 5 gallon buckets and the heat-up time is fair deal.   A typical run lasts for a couple of hours, and should product between 1 - 2 gallons of your preferred spirit.  Its optimum size and efficiency make it by far our most popular product.

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Scratch and Dent 10 Gallon Whiskey Still

Scratch and Dent 10 Gallon Whiskey Still

The Expert

The Still For Distilling Veterans

The 10 gallon whiskey still shines in the hands of the experienced distiller, who knows his mashes and takes his time to perfect his spirits.  It needs longer to heat up, but promises to deliver between 2 and 4 gallons of liquid bliss.  The still's impressive size and smooth curves make it a glorious work of art and functionality.

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Scratch and Dent 10 Gallon Whiskey Still

Why Copper?

Stills can be made from a wide variety of materials, including aluminum, brass, iron, glass, steel or clay. However, the majority of alcohol stills today are made out of either stainless steel or copper. Although more expensive, copper is preferable to steel, not only to preserve ancient traditions but because of its unique characteristics. Copper has been used for centuries. Old time moonshiners in the Appalachian hills used copper. Modern commercial distilleries use it too.
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Why Alembic?

The alembic is the oldest and most recognizable design for stills. Its ancient origins can be traced back to the works of early alchemists who conducted the first documented, scientific experiments with distillation. The curvy onion-shape is iconic. It is believed that the alembic takes its name from the Arabic “al-anbiq,” meaning still, and from the Greek ambix, which means cup or pot. Some dictionaries define Alembic as “obsolete” but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to home-craft distillation.
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Why Copper?

Stills can be made from a wide variety of materials, including aluminum, brass, iron, glass, steel or clay. However, the majority of alcohol stills today are made out of either stainless steel or copper. Although more expensive, copper is preferable to steel, not only to preserve ancient traditions but because of its unique characteristics. Copper has been used for centuries. Old time moonshiners in the Appalachian hills used copper. Modern commercial distilleries use it too.
Learn More >

Why Alembic?

The alembic is the oldest and most recognizable design for stills. Its ancient origins can be traced back to the works of early alchemists who conducted the first documented, scientific experiments with distillation. The curvy onion-shape is iconic. It is believed that the alembic takes its name from the Arabic “al-anbiq,” meaning still, and from the Greek ambix, which means cup or pot. Some dictionaries define Alembic as “obsolete” but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to home-craft distillation.
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Free Shipping and Return

Absolutely FREE shipping and FREE returns, if needed. Street address required. Still cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes - they don’t fit!

Ships The Next Business Day

Most orders ship the very same day they are received. However, please allow one business day for order processing and packing of your still, especially for evening and weekend orders. We do our best to ship stills out right away - we know how exciting it is to receive yours!

90 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you don't love your whiskey still, for any reason, simply call or email us, we'll pick it up for FREE and give you a FULL REFUND.

2 Years
Warranty

Every whiskey still comes with a 2 year warranty covering any possible defects in materials. However, when treated well, your hand-hammered copper still can last a lifetime.

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