Winter is still in full swing up in Pittston, Maine. Today's temperatures had a high of 37 and low of 27. Not too shabby for this time of year, actually. Either way, the wood stove is going in the Chadwick's cabin, and the distilling of Chadwick's Craft Spirits carries on.
The cast iron wood stove in the cabin was built by a family friend nearly 40 years ago. It has been used nearly everyday since, and works just as well in 2017 as it did decades ago.
A big part of the process is simply the transferring of liquid from one container to the next. Sometimes it's just the "mash" ready to be distilled, sometimes it's distilled alcohol getting ready to be distilled again, and sometimes it's the fully Triple Distilled alcohol being transferred into the white oak barrels for aging. Here we have a shot of the distilling process itself. And of course, the correct temperature is critical.