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Location and contact:

Address:Steinhart Distillery
5963 Highway 245
Arisaig, NS
B2G 2L1
Telephone:+1 902 863 5530
Email:info@steinhartdistillery.com
Website:

http://www.steinhartdistillery.com/

Steinhart Distillery

Operated by: Steinhart Distillery

If you are curious about the distilling process, come and visit us at our distillery in Arisaig, Nova Scotia. You can choose to come for a short tour or a few days getaway staying in one of their Chalets, where you will be introduced to distilling hands on.

At Steinhart Distillery the mash is distilled batch by batch in handmade, all copper still. The first distillation is considered the stripping run, where they separate the drinking alcohol, the hearts, from the rest of the mash (heads and tails). The next distillation is considered the ‘rectification run’ where they very carefully separate the last impurities (heads and tails) from the drinking alcohol.

The resulting product will be around 95% abv (190 proof). At this point this will be diluted with best Nova Scotian spring water to 40% abv (80 proof) drinking strength. No chemicals will be added, like so many of the mass produced vodkas sold.

Good vodka has to have somewhat of a little burn which should not linger. If vodka is too smooth, that is a result of chemicals, such as glycerin, citric acid, or sugar. If the burn lasts that is a sign of poor vodka (cheap ass crappy stuff sold in plastic gallon jugs).

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Steinhart Distillery

If you are curious about the distilling process, come and visit us at our distillery in Arisaig, Nova Scotia. You can choose to come for a short tour or a few days getaway staying in one of their Chalets, where you will be introduced to distilling hands on. At Steinhart Distillery the mash is distilled batch by batch in handmade, all copper still. The first distillation is considered the stripping run, where they separate the drinking alcohol, the hearts, from the rest of the mash (heads and tails). The next distillation is considered the ‘rectification run’ where they very carefully…

Thomas Steinhart: Steinhart Distillery

Reviving the family heritage Craft distilling is in Thomas Steinhart’s blood, with some of his early memories involving helping his grandfather at the family distillery in Germany. So, after travelling widely and working as a mechanical engineer and millwright, he returned to his rural roots and established a distillery on his farm in Nova Scotia, Canada. Within three years of producing his first spirits, his gin and vodka have attracted worldwide attention, winning medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and New York World Wine and Spirits Competition. We talk to Thomas about making gin in Canada and his…