Spirits

Ask Adam: Do Column or Pot Stills Make Better Spirits?

23 days ago   |   By Vine Pair

Asking whether a column still or a pot still makes better spirits isn't a fair question, because if one did, and was universally recognized as doing so, it would be the still clearly favored by the majority of the spirits-producing industry, but that's not the case. Do they make different spirits, though? Yes, and that difference is what causes some producers to prefer column stills and others to prefer pot stills.
Pot stills are by far the older of the two kinds of stills. They were invented in the 15th century as an evolution of an earlier still, the alembic still, that was used to make...
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