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How we make Gin

How we make Gin

How we make Gin:

  • 380 Litre Kettle.
  • 6 heating elements and a steel reflux column.
  • 8 hours are required to distill one batch.
  • At full production this makes 60 litres of 80% spirit per day in two batch runs. That’s 160 bottles of WISE spirits per day.
  • We only use WISE WINE we make to distill into spirit – whereas almost all commercial stills use bulk ethanol manufactured in plants both here in Australia and from overseas.
  • The wines are made specifically for distillation different to table wines this is a closely guarded secret so we can’t tell you how :/
  • We use “Gingin” Chardonnay and other varietals  – again this is a closely guarded secret.
  • 9 litres of wine will give us 1 litre of 85% spirit.
  • The wine is heated to 80 degrees C. The methanol then evaporates (that’s the dangerous bit) after the “Heads” are captured and discarded we capture the “Hearts” – this is the soft sweet aromatic alcohol perfect for our spirits.
  • All our Gins are triple distilled a long and labour intensive process but the result is most certainly worth it.

For more information go to our Distillery page