I caught the last half of a story on the Documentary Chanel called The Last One. It was about this old guy making whisky in a pot still the old way.
Interesting the way he surrounded the lower third with rocks and cement and how the fire was built.
He could shake the bottle of whisky and tell the proof by how fast the bubbles lasted.
I did a search and the story wasn't listed to be shown again.
While it at first seemed simple enough, after awhile I could see the craft involved. Especially how much water to dilute the product.
Got any copper sheet around?
I bought a home made still long ago at an antique store made from a copper wash tub. I use it to store kindling. People ask what it is as it has this long snout off the top.