Matt Mounts, Executive Distiller and Nice Guy
Distiller Matt Mounts is a burly fellow with a disarmingly warm demeanor.
Specialty small-batch spirits such as Uchi no Kami shochu are on display in a glass case.
Copper Still at House Spirits Distillery
The old copper still is a thing of function and beauty.
The Copper Still is Number 1
This copper still is used for small batches of specialty spirits.
Tails, Hearts, and Heads
A skilled distiller knows precisely when to cut off the harsh head and unpleasant tail of the distillation and captures only the aromatic, pure heart of the spirit.
Herbs and spices such as juniper berries, lavender blossoms, star anise, coriander, and caraway seeds flavor Aviation Gin and Krogstad Aquavit.
Steel Distillation Tank
This old distillation tank resembles an antique underwater diver suit.
Tank Observation Window
The sturdy window in the tank allows observation during the distillation process.
The steel tanks can be used for storing and aging, allowing spirits to mellow and bloom without imparting their own flavors the way wood barrels do.