Distilling has been part of Australian viticulture since grapes came to Australia in 1788.
Duncan's ancestors were an entrepreneurial lot, with one Francois Girard, owning the Sydney Hotel (1828) and another,
Michael Hayes, operating one of the first illegal distilleries in Australia in 1805.
Vodka can be made from fermented grapes, wheat or barley or any other form of sugar or alcoholic beverage. Vodka is mainly made from wheat, however there are a few producers in Poland who still use potatoes.
Here at Harris Organic we use grapes as they are the only certified product we have.
The liquid is firstly boiled in the wood fired 300L pot still to concentrate the alcohol (low wines) and remove heads and tail impurities.
The low wines are then rectified in a column still to produce pure 95% organic alcohol. This alcohol is then diluted to 40% alcohol with our pure Western Australian rain water ready for consumption. Enjoy in moderation.