The Amber rum is double distilled. The first distillation is done in a pot still. The 8% abv wash is placed in the still and it is warmed up to cause the alcohol vapors to rise, along with the essence of the flavors we created during fermentation. We capture these vapors and it condenses into a liquid we call ‘low wines’. These low wines come out around 35% abv.
We take these low wines and redistill them for a second distillation. We have a still that allows us to change how many, if any, ‘plates’ we want to run the still with. What does this mean? It means we can choose to make a light clean spirit with high purity (more plates) or we can make heavy rich spirits with lots of flavor (few plates or pot distilled). When we do the final distillation on the Amber rum we change the way we run the still’s plates often. Some of the spirit we make is light and pure to offer more aromatics and some of the spirit is rich and heavy to add weight. Much of the spirit we make falls between the two of these. The vapor is cooled and condensed into spirit. All spirit off of a still is clear and dry (meaning it has no sugar). We collect, proof, and barrel the spirit.