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ADI 2021 Vendome Tour

Vendome Copper & Brass Works offered exclusive tours to ADI 2021 conference attendees. The Vendome factory has been in continuous operation since the early 1900s, This was a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the production facility of one of the world's...

Exploring Ancient Distilling Technologies

Introduction Throughout the recorded history of alchemy and distillation, many interesting still designs have been suggested by the renowned philosophers, doctors, and chemists of their time. These scientists sought to improve their stills used for essential oils, mineral acids, and...

New Life for Old Barrels

The story of a whiskey barrel starts in a familiar place: In the cellars and warehouses of cooperages, where lengths of wooden staves are attach around circular barrelheads at each end before being banded together with metal, belt-like hoops...

Max the Stillmaker

A Brazilian living in Rhode Island decides to design a still and contacts a Chinese manufacturer to build the prototype. The Chinese tell him they’ll be at the Independent Spirits Expo and he ought to come meet them there....

Max the Stillmaker

A Brazilian living in Rhode Island decides to design a still and contacts a Chinese manufacturer to build the prototype. The Chinese tell him they’ll be at the Independent Spirits Expo and he ought to come meet them there....