MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

132 years ago in 1888, the Brugal company was established in the Dominican Republic.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum questions/discussions

General questions or discussions about particular brands should be posted here.


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
Paulipbartender
Connoisseur's Cabinet Member
 
Paulipbartender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 686
Default Wooden 'Coffey' Still ???

Countless sources mention the DDL Enmore distillery's wooden Coffey still - the last remaning working wooden still in the world. Pussers, Dave Broom (p82), Royal Mile Whisky, the Guyanese beverage centre all talk about this wooden Coffey still.



My question - by what definition is that a Coffey still? Coffey/patent/column-still.....isn't that a wooden POT still?
__________________
IPBartenders - UK Mixology Professionals

Last edited by Paulipbartender; 03-28-2008 at 01:29 PM.
Paulipbartender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #2
Roberto
Member
 
Roberto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Roma, Italy
Posts: 48
Send a message via MSN to Roberto
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulipbartender View Post
My question - by what definition is that a Coffey still? Coffey/patent/column-still.....isn't that a wooden POT still?
Indeed it is very strange, because the Coffey Still it's a patent/column-still
__________________
R2Mshop.com -> Wine and Rum online shop
Roberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default

Depending on who you talk to that is a wooden pot still or a wooden coffey still. The picture you posted looks like a two column still with wooden columns. If there are plates inside that wooden column I'd say it is a column or patent still, if not I'd call it a pot still with a retort.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
angelsword
Senior Member
 
angelsword's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Driftwood, Texas
Posts: 716
Default

I would not think of 2 pot stills working in series as a coffey still. But could it be that this is it?
__________________
Daniel Watson
Mad Scientist
Temptryst Rum
angelsword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
The Rum Ambassador
Senior Member
 
The Rum Ambassador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: London
Posts: 195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulipbartender View Post
Countless sources mention the DDL Enmore distillery's wooden Coffey still - the last remaning working wooden still in the world. Pussers, Dave Broom (p82), Royal Mile Whisky, the Guyanese beverage centre all talk about this wooden Coffey still.



My question - by what definition is that a Coffey still? Coffey/patent/column-still.....isn't that a wooden POT still?
It is indeed their Wooden pot still, but it's not the wooden Patent/Coffey still that they talk about. Attached is a picture of their column/continuous/Coffey still which is ALSO made with wood, and is also the only one of its kind.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg wooden column still.jpg (10.7 KB, 53 views)
__________________
When I read about the evils of drinking rum I stopped reading....Smile & Enjoy yourself,life's too short.

UK RUMFEST...The Rum Experience
London, England
24th-25th October 2009
www.rumfest.co.uk
The Rum Ambassador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 06:24 AM   #6
Paulipbartender
Connoisseur's Cabinet Member
 
Paulipbartender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 686
Default

We got all the answers from the Inspirit team at their excellent tasting on Monday at the Notting Hill Rum Club.

Stuart and Mike have really got their heads round El Dorado and it's going to be great having them active in the UK
__________________
IPBartenders - UK Mixology Professionals
Paulipbartender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
El Dorado
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Aging in the barrel
Posts: 105
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulipbartender View Post
Countless sources mention the DDL Enmore distillery's wooden Coffey still - the last remaning working wooden still in the world. Pussers, Dave Broom (p82), Royal Mile Whisky, the Guyanese beverage centre all talk about this wooden Coffey still.



My question - by what definition is that a Coffey still? Coffey/patent/column-still.....isn't that a wooden POT still?
The picture that you have posted is of the double wooden pot still. This is made up two wooden pots, a metal retort, rectifier and condenser. We also have a single wooden pot still. This is made up of a single wooden pot, a metal retort, rectifier and condenser. The wooden Coffey still is made of rectangular frames stacked on top of each other with metal perforated trays inbetween. The rectifier has cooling coils passing through some of the sections. I am not getting the picture of a model of this Coffey still posted but if you go on the net and check under Coffey still you will see a picture of what the wooden Coffey still looked like when it was first created. This will give you an idea as to what the Coffey still at DDl looks like.
El Dorado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #8
Tiare
Senior Member
 
Tiare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,901
Default The Wooden Stills

I just wonder if i have got the right picture here of the DD wooden stills, i have copied some text from another thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Dorado View Post
The wooden stills are made of local hard wood.

The continuous still is made up of two columns and each column is made up of a number of rectangular frames stacked on top of each other and bolted down. The rectifier has cooling / heating coils in about half of the sections. It is similar in structure to the one initally constructed in 1832 by Aneas Coffey, the Irish excise officer.
Is this continuos still the one in the small pic?

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Dorado View Post
We have 2 wooden pot stills - one is a single wooden pot and the other is a double wooden pot. The difference in the pots, other than in the number of pots, is the quality of the product they produce - the single pot is lighter mildly flavoured with a thinge of sweetness and fusel oils where as the double pot is much heavier, robust with a good tone of fusel oil. .
The double wooden pit still, its then the one in the big picture.

And then at last is the The wooden Coffey still which there is no picture of, am i correct?
__________________
A Mai Tai a day.....Mai Tai roa ae!

A Mountain of Crushed Ice
Tiare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 07:44 PM   #9
El Dorado
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Aging in the barrel
Posts: 105
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiare View Post
I just wonder if i have got the right picture here of the DD wooden stills, i have copied some text from another thread.



Is this continuos still the one in the small pic?

Yes

The double wooden pit still, its then the one in the big picture.

Yes

And then at last is the The wooden Coffey still which there is no picture of, am i correct?
The wooden Coffey still IS the wooden continuous still
El Dorado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 07:51 PM   #10
Tiare
Senior Member
 
Tiare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,901
Default

Ok! ..so now i have all the wooden stills in order as well. Thanks!
__________________
A Mai Tai a day.....Mai Tai roa ae!

A Mountain of Crushed Ice

Last edited by Tiare; 05-15-2008 at 07:55 PM.
Tiare is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wooden Boats and Rum! Lew Barrett Member Sites of Interest 0 05-14-2008 12:42 PM
Wooden pot stills Tiare Rum questions/discussions 25 02-26-2008 01:57 AM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 12:58 PM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Molasses as health cure
posted by Carl
Rum suggestions for a single malt guy
posted by Carl
Best sipping rum under $200
posted by Carl
Even More Special Offers at Waitrose
posted by Berbician
Best sweet rum under $200
posted by Berbician
Greetings
posted by Berbician
What's Your Most Recent Purchase?
posted by Carl
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2015 Ministry of Rum.