The love we put into each libation begins in the lab. Bench top distillations are the starting point for new ideas, trials and the fine-tuning that ensures quality in every drop. Recipe variations, different cut points, temperature trials and distillation techniques are all sorted on a small scale before we methodically scale to a full production run.
Louching is the term for when water is added to spirits, reducing the ABV and turning the spirits cloudy, milky or opaque. It’s also a technique used in distilling to verify enough heads have been taken. Learn more about how Astraea uses the louching process to ensure high-quality spirits here.