As tastes move towards small batch spirits and craft drinks with a known provenance, bars, pubs, hotels and restaurants are increasingly looking at making their own craft spirits. Distilling and refining your own recipes can reflect local ingredients, customer preferences and convey your brand's personality. A small craft distillery can be a talking point and lend itself to your own unique selling point. It can also work alongside an established range of locally produced craft drinks, enhancing the customer experience. Spirits such as gin and vodka can go straight to market, allowing fast returns.
Whether it is an idea you have already been considering, or just something you would be interested in knowing a little more about, we can help. Setting up a small distillery can cost a lot less that you may think. At Element, we work in partnership with HBS Copper of Barlow, Kentucky, who specialise in hand-building copper stills to suit all types of spirits, and all types of scale. We can help guide you to the right type of still for you, based on your requirements, to allow you to produce high quality products. We can also help you look at additional equipment, such as for bottling or filtration, and put you in touch with suppliers of bottles, corks and labels.
HBS has designed two stills for small batch production of gin, whisky, rum or grape-based spirits. They are electrically powered, have a small footprint and have a great track record in producing high quality spirits. Further details can be found here: www.elementequipment.co.uk/craft-stills.html. The prices shown include UK delivery and import duties.
HBS stills are designed for ease of use. We are confident that distilling your own spirits will not be difficult or heavily time consuming, but will give you a profitable strand to your business.