Cold distillation is an unconventional distillation method reducing
the overall distillation pressure thereby reducing the temperatures
required to evaporate the alcohol. At Durbanville Distillery
manage to reduce the pressure by such a significant margin it
allows us to distil our spirits off at a remarkable 56C lower than
similar conventional distillations. This method is technically a bit
more challenging than conventional methods.
So...Why bother would you ask?
Taste of course!
Cold distillation leaves the structure of botanical
molecules unchanged, retaining their natural flavours and aromas
which would otherwise be boiled and altered by traditional
The result is a smooth, rounded spirit which carries the character of the ingredients used to chisel from.