Distillery Happenings: New Still Arrives, Expanded Shop Opens

Our new stillOur new 320 gallon pot still has arrived! When it’s up and running, this behemoth will give us the capability to distill up to 30 gallons of whiskey in a single run.

It’s the exact twin of our 60-gallon still, but without the fractioning column. It will be used as a first-pass stripper still, and finishing will continue be done on the small still located in our tasting room.

Major modifications are being made on the building across the street, to accommodate this device’s 15 foot high condenser.

Future plans include a bottling line and labeling machine. Next year when the new tasting room is completed, it will include viewing windows across the length of the back wall.

Our gift, schwag and spirits shop is now open, and new merchandise is arriving every week. This expansion doubles the space available to accommodate visitors. Come on by and take a look. We’re open every day from noon until 6:00pm.

Expanded gift shop

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Cask Finished Gin Debuts in Gold

Cask Finished GinOur new Cask Finished Gin, proudly adorned with a gold medal awarded at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, is now available. Thanks to the complexities of state and federal labeling requirements, we were able to enter this unique gin in competition before it was released.

Pioneered by the Dutch 400 years ago, gin was transported in wooden barrels until the early 19th century. Crossing the English Channel from distillers in Holland to markets in London, gin could spend several months in contact with wood, where it picked up both color and flavor. Today, this old ‘cask finish’ style of gin has become new again.

The basis of this expression is Pinckney Bend’s award winning American Gin, which is smooth on the pallet, with bright juniper and well-balanced citrus notes. It is then finished in charred, second use Missouri white oak barrels, which introduces a layer of complex wood flavors, a subtle vanilla-infused sweetness and the spice of young whiskey.

Cask Finished Gin should begin working its way into retail channels by mid-July. If you don’t see it on your favorite retailers shelves, ask them to get it for you.

 

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