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Traditional techniques: Keeping alive the "craft" of craft spirits

Traditional techniques: Keeping alive the "craft" of craft spirits

Envy Distilling is all about craft spirits, and we love the personal craft involved in using traditional equipment, operating techniques and distillation methods. It is at our core to love what we do, because we think that makes our spirits an expression of our personal passions and enjoyment. We hope you agree!  In this blog, we'll describe a few aspects of what this means, behind the scenes. Traditional Copper Stills We've selected a series of traditionally made, hand-beaten, imported Portuguese copper stills. We have four stills in total, each serving a different purpose during the production of our spirits and...

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Our energy story: Distilling with the sun, water cooling in a drought zone.

Our energy story: Distilling with the sun, water cooling in a drought zone.

Environmental sustainability and minimising impact is a key value of Envy Distilling. We work hard to lessen our footprint on the world, and these decisions impact our small batch approach and seasonally-driven processes. Our distillery proudly runs off-grid. But not only that, we only use power captured from our solar panels, supported by batteries. As far as we know, that makes us unique in Australia, in not only being off-grid but also without emissions! It is somewhat challenging to do distilling this way - which is all about high energy needs: boiling and cooling!  All the water used for the products, the...

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Introducing our traditional copper stills

Introducing our traditional copper stills

For those that have visited our distillery, you may have been shown our interesting copper stills out back. For those yet to visit, or wanting to know more, this blog is to explain what's back there in the production area, and why. The Stills We've selected a series of traditionally made, hand-beaten, Portuguese copper stills. We have four stills in total, each serving a different purpose during the development of our recipes, and production of our spirits. Experimental still: This little 1L copper still is usually out on display in our distillery bar. But don't be fooled - it's still...

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Return your Envy bottles back to us!

Return your Envy bottles back to us!

Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic) is live. Any customer that brings back an empty Envy Distilling 700ml bottle to our distillery door, in reusable condition, will receive $5 off their purchase of a replacement 700ml bottle of spirits. You get an extra $2.50 for each additional one you bring - or if you just bring one back without making a new purchase.

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