Our founder, Tom and Master Distiller, Cory decided from the outset that TOAD would be different. A truly sustainable craft distillery. With every step of the process carried out with careful consideration. Importing a set of stills from overseas did not fit that philosophy and with still making in England extremely limited, the only other option was to make them themselves.
That tall order ultimately found its way to the door of Paul Pridham and South Devon Railway Engineering. In hindsight reaching out to the last great historical industrial coppersmiths in England seems like the obvious thing to do, but at the time it felt like a giant leap from steam engines to spirit stills!
Fit for purpose but with a design twist and some unique details such as the original porthole salvaged from a ship which had been decommissioned in India.