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new still for dragon mist distillery

Our new still is here!

Exciting news! Our new still arrived from the factory. Renovations to accommodate this new beauty are nearly completed. It should be fully functional in February.

The kettle is 1,000 liters – double our current capacity, and this still can achieve a much higher alcohol content in the first pass. The higher the alcohol content, the lower the residual flavors from the mash. This results in a much more neutral flavor in the distilled spirits.

We then add distilled water to lower the alcohol content to the desired level. Flavors such as the botanicals for our gin are then re-introduced.

The end result will be a very clean, neutral flavored spirit.

And we’ll be able to greatly increase our capacity. So, drink up — there’s more to come!

New products and new bottles

bottles-group-250In addition to our flagship product — Dragon Mist Vodka — we are perfecting Dragon Mist Baijiu (40% and 56% alc./vol.) and Dragon Mist Gin.

To celebrate the release of these new products, we have redesigned our Dragon Mist Vodka bottles and added the 3 new bottle designs to our product offering.

More ways than ever to enjoy Dragon Mist spirits! Watch for them coming soon!

South Peace Grain Cleaning Co-op supplies us

All of our wheat for Dragon Mist Vodka is supplied by the South Peace Grain Cleaning Cooperative in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

This farmers’ co-op was formed in 1963 to construct a seed cleaning facility for member producers. They built a new facility in 1987 and over the past 25 years has continually updated, modernized and improved its lineup of seed cleaning equipment. With up to date equipment in place and 50 years of experience, South Peace Grain is committed to providing excellent service and high product standards.

To find out more about where our BC wheat comes from please visit the South Peace Grain Cleaning Cooperative website.

New Craft Distillery certification!

We are very excited about our new British Columbia Craft Distillery certification! By sourcing wheat from Dawson Creek in the South Peace River area of northern British Columbia, we meet one of the criteria for certification as a British Columbia Craft Distillery.

Another criteria is that no neutral grain spirits can be added to our Dragon Mist Vodka. This was an easy one to meet, since we distill our vodka using nothing but BC wheat and water from snow-capped Vancouver glaciers. That’s all.

Our first batch using our new source of BC wheat will be ready in about one month. Can’t wait!

Cheers,

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