Our bespoke copper still was commissioned and made locally in Elgin by highly skilled craftsmen* who carefully shaped copper sheets into a traditional 250 litre copper still. This makes our micro-distillery one of the smallest in the region.
With some of the world’s finest malt whisky crafted in Speyside and where some of the world’s best copper-smiths still make 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 at Speyside Copper Works. 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!
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)