Scott, do tell! You never cease to intrigue.
Well, I am a chemist, afterall. My first potable distillation was a highschool science project - Basically I made moonshine, but the project had more to do with the science of malting and fermentation than the product - that was just lagniappe (pronounced here as lan yap
- a little extra). I've been distilling or brewing one thing or another since. I have brewed 5 gal home brew beer up to several 15 bbl runs at a craft brewery here.
Today I'm distilling methanol, for instance. Can't drink the stuff, but a similar care in product quality goes into the experiment, and we analyze the snot out of the product.
Thinking about trying my hand at scotch; Just hope I'm still alive after a good aging period to see how it turned out.