When yeast metabolizes carbohydrates, many different alcohols are formed. The only alcohol that makes us “happy” is Ethyl Alcohol, the rest of the alcohols only contribute to character, that sad feeling in the morning, and the profit margin of the company that makes it. This means that a bottle of our Rum has more of the “Happy” alcohol than what is contained in some of our competitors products. Some of our major competitors even put spice in their Rum to cover up the taste of these toxins.
A unique distillation column cleans the alcohol and separates out the undesirable parts. When drinking beer or wine many undesirable compounds are consumed. The North Woods Distillery is able to fractionate out undesirables by controlling minute temperature changes; enabling us to precisely separate the different alcohols and other compounds which include: acetone, methanol, ethers, aldehyde, and fusel-oils.
Under federal guidelines, Rum has to be distilled at less than 190 proof. Most Rum is distilled in the 120 proof to 160 proof range, which can leave significant impurities from the mash in the final product. At The North Woods Distillery, we toe the 190 proof line by distilling at 187 proof, which helps us create a Rum that is Clean to the Extreme.
While this is an expensive process, we think you will agree the cost is well worth it. Once you taste the Spirits of the North Woods, you’ll never go back to traditional Rum drinks again.