Once the fermentation is complete we pump the mash into our hand built 150 gallon pot still and bring it to a boil. Our still was modeled after German built hybrid pot stills and has four valve plates and a dephlegmator, or reflux condenser. Most distilleries with a similar setup run their equipment in a way that attempts to maximize the amount of reflux in order to concentrate the whiskey collected. We intentionally de-tune our runs in order to bring the distillate off at a lower average proof. This means we do not need to add any water to the collected whiskey prior to barreling, and have to add a lot less water when proofing down to bottle strength. This unique method of distillation is what gives our un-aged whiskey its surprisingly smooth taste and full flavored character.