April 15, 2022No Comments


Last month, we entered the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We shipped off our bottles, crossed our fingers, and went about our business. The SFWSC is the largest spirits competition in the world, and one of the most respected.

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March 23, 2022No Comments

Distillery Experiments: How to Scratch a Creative Itch

When Nikhil and I decided to start Echo Spirits, it was largely out of a need to find a better balance between our creative and analytical sides.

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March 16, 2022No Comments

Gluten in Spirits: Lying to Your Face

Did you know that NEARLY ALL distilled spirits are gluten-free? In 2020, the FDA ruled that as long as no gluten is added after distillation, distilled spirits can be labeled as gluten-free. That's right - even if they're made from grains containing gluten. No gluten makes it through the distillation process.

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March 2, 2022No Comments

Local RUM Isn’t Marooned on a Container Ship

We get it. Really. We have Amazon accounts too. I know, I know, we rail against big box stores and the preference to go local all the time. But the prospect of having your toilet paper delivered to your house every month on the same day is... appealing. Your other primary option is to go to some other big box store that, frankly, isn't all that different from Amazon.

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February 23, 2022No Comments

A Toast to the Future

The last two years have been... challenging. The still was first fired up in October 2019. We were still working our day jobs, knowing that we would miss the 2019 holiday season. Instead, we opted to charge forward into 2020 and really get the ball rolling then.

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