Published 1 August 2019 in issue 42 of Ferment Magazine.
This article looks at the brewers who also distill.
It makes sense then that some brewers are turning to spirits to protect their bottom line, diversify their income streams and grow their brand.
Distillation is a fascinating subject so I had a lot of fun writing this one.
Distillation, brewing’s arcane cousin craft, is a lot like alchemy. Not in the sense of mediaeval weirdos — part wizard, part con-artist, part scientist — hoping to turn lead into gold. But in the way that it stemmed from early attempts to get to the heart of things.