Boise Brew Minute (episode 91) – In this extended interview, Ken from 44 North Vodka talks about the distillation process and describes their still. We also talk about the process for turning potatoes into alcohol. At 44 North, they use multiple enzymes at different temperatures to maximize the conversion of starches to sugars for the yeast before getting turned into vodka.
After the mic was switched off, Ken and I continued to talk about all sorts of topics including the recent admission by Jack Daniels of the role slaves played in the early days of the company. Here’s the article Ken sent me detailing this fascinating bit of history.