Opening in April, 2018, the J.J. Pfister distillery is utilizing state-of-the-art stills made in Italy. These stills are designed to create spirits according to our exact specifications, including vodkas, whiskeys, bourbons, and brandies. Since we are a craft distillery we like to create unique spirits such as distilling honey to our outstanding whiskey profile Drakas.
Here’s How it Works
Our roomy distillery is home to enough barrel storage space to allow our whiskeys to gently age to perfection. The process begins when our grains are milled and heated in our mash tun to pull the starches out into water. Once in the water, organic enzymes break the starches down into simple sugars.
In our fermenters, the sugars are fermented into alcohol to a low alcohol content wash. After fermentation, the wash undergoes the first distillation in our “beer” column, where the alcohol is concentrated and the solids are removed and we are left with low ”wines.” Subsequently, the low “wines” are distilled in our pot still to produce our whiskeys and vodkas. Whiskeys are then laid down in barrels to age in the Sacramento climate.
Botanicals can be added to the pot still’s gin basket to create infused spirits such as gin or infused vodka.
J.J. Pfister Distilling Co
9819 Business Park Dr
Sacramento, CA 95827
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Distillery Tour Hours
Friday 3 - 6pm
Saturday 12 - 6pm