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Your Countertop Liquor Distillery is Here

The PicoStill Is Revealed at CES

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Very few of us probably have room for a copper pot still in our kitchens.

But an intriguing new path to distilling your own booze in a relatively small package may have emerged at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.

The PicoStill can indeed fit on your kitchen counter and, with the right knowledge, a person could distill many different kinds of booze with it. The device was apparently developed as a method for making hop oils for beer, and is intended to work as an attachment the company’s at-home beer brewing devices.

Not wanting to open a pandora’s box but containing all the right elements for a home-distilling machine, the company states that “licensed and properly permitted craft distillers or individuals can also use the PicoStill to produce a wide range of alcohols.”

And while agreeing that no one wants their neighbors to be distilling willy-nilly with all the danger that alcohol and fire inherently hold, Bevvy thinks this all bodes well for those who want to distill at home. 

Writer Kevin Gray, who sounds nice, notes that many craft distillers began by experimenting at home. And that such a contraption such as this, with its wee copper distilling column and glass infusion chamber, could pave the way for more intrepid boozehounds to begin doing the same.

Until the arrival of the tequila reposado K-pod, it might just be the closest shot we’ve got.

The PicoStill is currently available for pre-order for $249.99.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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