Artisan Home Distilling

Use a small pot still to make "eau de vie" (brandy) from your fruit wines and capture the flavor of ripe fruit.



home distilling connects us with our past
Offering guests a glass of "eau de vie" is an ancient custom. 
Photo By Thomas Gibson Studios
a copper still
A small alembic pot still can distill alcohol from fruit wines. 
Photo By Thomas Gibson Studios
a basket of sweet mirabelle plums
Sweet Mirabelle plums are good for jams and tarts as well as making into wine to distill into brandy. Two main cultivars are 'Nancy' and 'Metz.'
Photo By Andreas und Karen Kaspar
a small oaken cask containing eau de vie
Small oaken casks such as this one are relatively inexpensive, usually starting at less than $50. 
Photo By Christian Draghici
distilled fruit eau de vies can be very diverse
European tradition has given "eau de vie" made from differety types of fruit different names: poire is pear, framboise is raspberry and mirabelle is made from plums.
Photo By Gilles Paire











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