Author: Matt Strickland

Matt Strickland is the Head Distiller for Distillerie Cote des Saints, a new farm distillery in Mirabel Quebec, where he makes single malt whisky and gin. After earning his Master’s in Oenology and Viticulture from Oregon State University he began working for the acclaimed Corsair Distillery in Nashville Tennessee as the head of research and development. He has since gone on to form his own consulting business, D.R.A.M. Services and Consulting. He is a faculty member of both the Distilled Spirits Epicenter and Siebel Institute. He also sits on the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling where he also writes much of their learning materials and regularly contributes articles the their monthly magazine BDI. 

Batch Distillation: Science and Practice is a must have for distillers of all experience levels. Inside you’ll find discussions on the history of distillation, distillation chemistry, considerations for purchasing a still and much more. Strickland uses an easy-to-read conversational tone to detail difficult to parse topics such as making distillation cuts, different distillation techniques, how to operate simple and hybrid batch stills and even how to approach the distillation of botanicals for spirits such as gin or absinthe. Throughout the text you’ll find anecdotes and real-world wisdom on these and many other topics to help you on your path to making high-calibre spirits.

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