Building, testing and a bit of family fun…

The closures and quieter weeks have also had benefits in being able to tackle and complete projects with less distractions.  Fleurieu Distillery’s chief cook and bottle washer created a new ‘toy’ for us. This twelve head bottle washer is the latest innovation from the ingenuity of one Gareth Andrews and his programming and plumbing prowess.  [...]

By |2020-11-30T07:22:24+00:00April 28th, 2020|Whisky Making|0 Comments

Up She Rises!

Not enough can be said about the skills of lateral thinking and problem solving. In life, solutions are not always apparent initially. The ability to be able to tackle and wrestle issues as they arise and come up with workable solutions is certainly a strength. Soooo... what do you do when a much larger still [...]

By |2020-11-30T07:29:20+00:00February 19th, 2019|Whisky Making|2 Comments

Copper’s Hidden Qualities

Copper stills are gorgeous pieces of human technology.  This beautiful metal has wonderful malleable qualities because of the structure of the atoms within it, enabling to it to be easily fashioned into desired shapes.  In addition to its awesome thermal conductivity, I found out the reason copper is used is that it also has the [...]

By |2017-06-21T01:33:54+00:00June 21st, 2017|Whisky Making|0 Comments

Warm Copper Glows in Winter

If cooking is a passion, choosing the oven in your kitchen is a big deal.  Baked items whether mains, deserts, snacks or sweet or savoury, your confidence in the outcome is based on how reliable the oven is and your familiarity using it.  The same analogy can be drawn when choosing a still.  However stills [...]

By |2017-07-06T11:24:19+00:00June 15th, 2017|Whisky Making|2 Comments

Cultural Terroir and Barrel Storage

Little did we know when we moved to Goolwa 22 years ago how well situated it would be for whisky production and barrel aging.  The great southern ocean moderates temperature and compared to Adelaide we always have fewer days of extremely hot weather. Overall this last summer for us was a cooler, wetter one.  The [...]

By |2017-05-15T06:57:11+00:00May 15th, 2017|Whisky Making|0 Comments
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