A Pot Still vs a Column Still.

By 1822, there had been several attempts at making column stills, attempts at lowering the cost and increasing the speed of making whiskey using traditional copper pot stills. Copper pot stills had been used to make whiskey in batches for centuries. (Watch how a copper pot still works, by clicking here.) That’s when Aeneas Coffey started working on an improved version.

He made changes to existing column stills, letting the vapors produced re-circulate into the still, instead of moving into the receiver with the spirit like current copper pot stills and previous column stills did. The result was more efficient, producing a ‘lighter’ spirit at higher alcohol content, and did so continuously — thus, producing more product. Coffey patented his design in 1831, and it is the basis for every subsequent column still. (Watch how a column still works, here.)

He tried to sell it to the Irish whiskey makers, but they felt it made an inferior, less tasty drink, and would have none of it, even adding an “e” to the word whiskey to distinguish it. Coffey, perfectly aware that the Scottish were a bunch of cheap bastards, took his invention to Scotland, where it sold gangbusters. We’ll start at the critical part (for this topic) of this video, but you can always rewind to watch the whole thing:

Pot Still vs Column Still Whiskey.

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Copper pot still whiskey, or column (Coffey) stilled whiskey? Without going into too much detail on the differences between the kids of stills, this video discusses a lot about the differences in taste between the two. Bill Comerford likes to describe pot-stilled whiskey as having an “oily” taste. Pot stills are an older, slower way of making whiskey that retains more of the congeners and byproducts of the original wash, and we will go into a bit of that in the next post.

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Two Boots’ Musicians’ Boost

Benefit for Hawaii’s Irish Pub’s musicians! If you are a musician, make sure you let them know. https://www.facebook.com/events/2332390957059241/

Music is an important part of our local culture. Local full-time, gigging musicians are independent contractors. Most are currently out of work, many with no health insurance. If you’re a local, professional gigging musician, stop by for some complimentary take out from the legendary Kevin’s Two Boots.

Music fan and want to support? Help feed our music! You can order Kevin’s delicious chili and pulled pork as well. All monies go towards cost of food for musicians.

Event: Two Boots’ Musicians’ Boost
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 11-2pm
Location: Curbside, Anna’s
~Bill Comerford (EJ Lounge) has been supporting live music at his clubs (Anna’s, O’Toole’s, Irish Rose, Kelly O’Neil’s) for years. Shout out for seeding this!~

Kevin’s Two Boots $25 Meal package:
Two Boots’ meat or vegan chili and cornbread plus
Pulled pork with Two Boots’ BBQ sauce.

Payments by cash (no change) or prepay with
Venmo: Kevin-Tate-4
You must make reservations through Dr. J’s Facebook page by Thursday, April 23rd to guarantee pickup

~We support those who stay safe at home. Contact us if you wish to donate online.~

For your complementary food please send us your name and a link to a 2020 gig to reserve your goodies!

Food will be premade and vacuumed sealed for pickup. Just put it in boiling water for twenty minutes. CDC hygiene procedures will be followed (six foot distancing, gloves, masks etc.)