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Mohawk Spirits Distillery Wins Silver Medal at ADI 2018

By | 2018-04-20T16:48:55+00:00 April 20th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

We are very excited about winning the Silver Medal in the Liqueurs category of the American Distilling Institute's International Judging of Craft Spirits.  Our Pawpaw liqueur won the medal! We grow this amazing native fruit here in New York, which is made into a tropical-tasting liqueur with banana, apple, and caramel notes.    

Aronia Liqueur and a Volumetric Bottle !

By | 2018-01-18T02:50:59+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We just finished producing our first run of Aronia Liqueur, just in time for entry to the American Distilling Institute's International Judging of Craft Spirits for 2018. This liqueur is made from the black chokeberry, harvested here in upstate New York by hand. It takes a LOT of berries to make enough to process into

Magnetic liquid dividing distillation head

By | 2017-09-15T14:34:50+00:00 September 15th, 2017|glassware|

In case you have never seen one, here is a very large 71/60 SGI liquid-dividing head. The silvering has been removed in this unit from a repair, which allows even more of the intricate glassblowing work to be seen. This head sits on top of a tall glass perforated plate Oldershaw column, and the entire

Know your dividing heads!

By | 2017-09-06T15:12:48+00:00 September 6th, 2017|glassware|

Here are pictures (courtesy of SGI) of liquid-dividing and vapor-dividing glass distillation heads. We own both types, however, at Mohawk Spirits, we prefer the liquid-dividing head (liquid management distillation).  We use a large 71/60 head, similar to the one at left below, at the top of a vacuum-jacketed silvered perforated plate column. Left: Liquid dividing

2017 Strawberry Harvest is in!

By | 2017-07-07T02:34:41+00:00 July 7th, 2017|News|

We just picked up about 300 pounds of fresh strawberries today! These beautiful fruits were hand-picked, de-topped, and washed in Stone Arabia, NY and transported back to the distillery. On the first day, we already pressed 70 pounds for juice. This year's strawberry brix is, on average, 5.5, which is tarter than last year's 8.0-9.2