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Copper Pot Stills In Place @ VA Distillery Company – Video Report

[ 0 ] January 8, 2012 |

©2012 : Photos by Tommy Stafford : (L to R) George Moore of Ireland & Chairman of The Board with VA Distillery Company, Henry Cockburn of Scotland-Distilling Expert & Engineer, Patricia Jones with VA Distillery Co, John McCray with VA Distillery Co, Jim Taggart-Project Engineer & Jeff Fletcher-Interior Designer stand below one of two enormous copper pot stills recently installed that will be used in the production of single malt whisky at the distillery in Eades Hollow just north of Lovingston.

Near Lovingston
Nelson County, Virginia

We’ve been telling you about Virginia Distillery Company and Eades Whisky for several years as progress is being made to open their distillery here in Nelson County.

Nelson County Life Magazine’s Tommy Stafford reports on VDC’s latest progress. Click on the player above to view the story.

Our June 2010 issue above when Virginia Distillery Company broke ground on their building in Eades Hollow. Click on the issue above to read that story.

Henry Cockburn of Scotland who has designed most of the Eades facility peeks inside one of the copper pot stills from the main floor.

Photo courtesy of VDC: The pot still is lifted just high enough to allow the platform to slide underneath.

Photo courtesy VDC: Jeff Fletcher and Jim Taggart are leveling the platform precisely so that the still can be lowered for its final placement.

“We’re getting the stills in place, the windows are in and the building is complete. Our next stop is stainless steel piping and electrical work, which is not insignificant. It takes awhile,” says Patricia Jones with Virginia Distillery Company.

The exterior of VDC near Lovingston, Virginia.

The VDC crew and contractors on the main floor of the distillery. The huge copper pot stills behind will eventually produce the whisky at the Nelson County facility. In the past few days crews installed the swan necks and the lye pipe to the pots that will connect the swan necks to the spirit safe.

These gray colored specially manufactured braces support the mammoth copper pot stills. An engineering company that specializes in roller coasters made the frames.

Henry Cockburn (right) points from the basement floor below the copper pots to the main floor above.

Be looking for more updates along the way!

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