Our Still

A Scottish Still for a Scottish Gin.

Our bespoke copper still was commissioned and made locally in Elgin by highly skilled craftsmen* who carefully shaped copper sheets into a traditional 250l copper still making our micro-distillery one of the smallest in the region.  Some of the worlds best Whisky's are crafted in this region, where some of the worlds best copper-smiths made those stills.  It is quite rare for stills to be made so close to their final installation site.  Hand-made and hand delivered by Derek & his team.  We are sure that Derek and his team will pop round to visit their hard work in action or at least sample the fruits of their hard labour!  There will be a gallery to show the making of our still available shortly.

Within the craft sector, the majority of distillers have named their still and Moray Distillery Ltd are no exception.   Our little still has been christened after the owner's grandmothers, Jessie-Jean, J-J (Jessie Sutherland Brown and Jean Bannerman Waters). 

Although small, J-J slowly works her magic with the elements of copper and specially selected botanicals to carefully and lovingly produce the base spirit from which we collect the run known as the 'heart' to make Avva Scottish Gin.

(*Speyside Copper Works, Elgin & LH Stainless, Keith)