Category Archives: Water

Does Distilled Water Freeze? (The Key Differences)

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There are various ways to purify water. From distilling, deionizing, and reverse osmosis. Most of these methods treat the water you use at home. Distilling water is a common technique used commercially and it can be replicated at home. Distilled water is water that’s steamed, condensed, and collected in sterile jars. This ensures an excellent level{…}

The Best Water For Making Whiskey (And How To Treat It!)

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Water is by far the biggest component in whiskey making. From the steeping and mashing of the grains, right through to diluting (proofing) the final spirit. And when an ingredient is so important, we need to make sure we use the right type of water! Felipe Schrieberg points out that  “while whisky nuts obsess over every{…}

How to Make Pitorro At Home (Step-by-Step Guide)

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The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

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The Best Still For Making Vodka (In 2024)

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The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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A Distillers’ Guide To Excise Duty (Excise Tax Considerations)

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