When American ingenuity, and an obsession with perfection meet the
time-honored tradition of Distillation…
When starting this company, part of our vision was to create a traditional, handmade copper still that could be used not only by hobbyists, but in a professional setting as well.
This meant no single area could be overlooked. The design needed to be resilient and
functional, but also attractive. Sloppy solder work, and the sharp edges and corners that are inherent to sheet metal work were not acceptable. Our design and fabrication process needed to reflect the beauty and precision of our vision. So, we invested in the tools to build an incredible still and recruited coppersmiths who would complement this vision.
Every still that leaves our shop starts life as a sheet of 99.9% high quality copper. That sheet is then loaded onto our CNC machine and precision-cut to a tolerance rarely found in the
industry. Parts are then hand inspected for inaccuracies, blemishes, and flaws.
All of our raw edges are rolled over, creating a smooth surface, and added strength.
This eliminates the hazards of sharp edges, leaving a professional end-product, without worry
From there, each still is built by hand, using high quality, lead free, silver solder. We use water
soluble flux to enable a strong bond, and a clean seam. Our seams are thick, leaving no
question of strength.
Our connection of the neck and vapor cone utilizes a proprietary technique that creates an
indestructible bond and a safe junction. This is important as no one wants to slice themselves
while scrubbing the inside of their pot!
Our design allows our stills to be very robust. Each part aids in the reinforcement of its own
structure. Because of this, our stills are stronger than most, even those made with thicker
material. To achieve this, all parts must be prepped, rolled, and fitted/assembled, by hand.
Accuracy is key.
Our professional craftsmen understand that, and we have excelled because of our talent, high
standards and attention to detail.
Some folks have suggested the thick seams we lay on our stills are overkill. While
scientifically that may be true, we disagree. We build our stills to last a lifetime.