"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."
Disobedient Spirits is an artisan distillery in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. In the spirit of our founding fathers and the local Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, we distill and redistill our libations in a small 50 gallon copper column still until we are sure it is perfect.
Our heroes are people who speak out against injustice and oppression even when such actions are unpopular. We celebrate freedom, we honor justice, and a invite you to join our cause with a good stiff drink.
I found my thrill, in a blueberry still...
The flavors just keep on coming....Using local blueberries hand-picked in Smicksburg, our master distiller Bob Sechrist explains the pre fermentation process as sugars are extracted from the fruit before the mash hits the still for distillation. It takes about 2 weeks to go from berry to brandy, and the video below shows the process after 4 days. Stay tuned as we document the whole run from berry to bottle. And as always, disobey.
After the pre fermentation, we skim the blueberries off of the top and juice them for all they're worth. Here we can see Aaron, one of our distillers, press the remainder of the berries and add the juice to the rest of our mash. Once this process is complete, the mash will move to one of our fermentation tanks for a week before it is ready to be distilled.
Our distillery is not currently open or selling spirits quite yet. We will be doing promotional tours and tastings this summer while we continue to distill more liquor and hope to be on shelves by September.
It Has Begun...
The fun starts here. After months of preparation and hard work, the fruits of our labor are finally hitting the still. We have been tirelessly running batches of our premium liquor, lowering the proof to legal standards and preparing it for flavor infusions and storage. Stay tuned for more updates by following @DisobedientLLC on Twitter and checking our Facebook page. And as always, disobey.