December 2019 was a very exciting time here at the distillery, not only was Christmas coming but we also had our brand new stills delivered. They took a little longer to arrive than expected and were not the easiest thing to get in, but they did not disappoint.
We chose these Stills from Ryebeck as they are perfect for distilling the different varieties of spirits we want to produce, at a consistent high quality, which is very important to us.
Once the Stills were all set up, the Expert team from Ryebeck did some training with us and then commissioned the stills so we could make our first ever batch of Looe Gin.
The day our Stills went in…. Tricky business
Facebook campaign to name the Stills
We decided to run a Facebook competition to name our three columns, we had lots of good entries, including one from Vicky suggesting the names “Crosby, Stills and Mash”, but in the end decided on Brian’s idea of “Hamster, Les and Paul” as they were gone but STILL here in SPIRIT! These were 3 very loved characters of Looe, who are sadly no longer with us.
Our stills have now been up and running for a couple of months and we are delighted with the products we have managed to produce and are excited to see what we can do with them next.