STEP FOUR

 

Distillation occurs when the alcohol created during fermentation process is removed from the wash and is passed through Copper Stills. It will go on to form a concentrated liquid that will mature into Scotch Whisky.

 

In a mysterious way, the shape of the Pot Still affects the character of whisky. Each distillery keeps its stills exactly the same over the years.

During distillation, a Still is heated to just below the boiling point of water. The alcohol and other compounds vaporise and pass over the neck of the still into either a condenser or a worm (a large copper coil immersed in cold running water where the vapour is condensed into a liquid).

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