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OUR VODKA

Sure, there's cheaper, easier and less time consuming ways to make a spirit than the way we do, but we couldn't stand next to our products with complete integrity if we cut corners. 

Everything we produce is made in house with the best ingredients possible.

MASHING

VERB (in brewing) mix grains with hot water to produce wort

All our products are made in house from the ground up, we have a close relationship with our farmer who grows Bio-Dynamic Triticale for High Spirits Distillery.  When the grain is received at our distillery, tucked away in a  small industrial complex in Welshpool, we get to work milling, cooking and converting the starches to fermentable sugars for the yeast to consume.

FERMENTATION

NOUN the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat 

 

The consumption of the simple sugars present in the mash by yeast, is called fermentation and produces mainly ethanol and C02 as by products to this process as well as many unwanted congeners and a small amount of volatile acetaldehydes. 

DISTILLATION

NOUN the action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling.

 

Following fermentation the liquid from the mash, now called "wash" has an ABV of 6-7% and is transferred to our stripping still and heated. The vapour that is produced from heating the wash is a crude mixture of low boiling point volatile acetaldehydes, ethanol and fusel oils which are all condensed back into liquid form. This first run distillate is now known as the "low wines" and this is what we collect.

The mashing and stripping process is repeated until the accumulation of low wines is enough to fill the spirit still. From here the low wines are charged to the spirit still and gently heated.

POST-DISTILLATION

Following distillation and taking the heart cut off the still, the spirit is left to air off any remaining volatiles and diluted to 42%, we run it through a 0.2 micron filter and bottle by hand after each batch.

ALL NATURAL

We use only all-natural ingredients in our spirits so you know it’s the real thing. Starting with top quality base grain ensures a top quality spirit. Made with integrity, honesty and complete transparency

700ml. 42% ABV. PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA 

© 2019 High Spirits Distillery

Licensee: High Spirits Distillery Pty Ltd. Producers license number: 618209556717.

ABN: 80 604 273 010. Address: 6/96 President St Welshpool Western Australia 6106.

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Act 1986, it is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.