To get the best results, you need the strongest, purest alcohol possible. To make that we distill Technical Reserve to its 191.2 proof (96.5% ABV) azeotrope , the physical maximum for natural ethyl alcohol distillation.
We bottle at exactly the strength it left the still, making Technical Reserve the highest proof spirit made in the USA.
Technical Reserve is created on the glass fractionating stills that we build at The City Foundry. More at home in a laboratory than a craft distillery, it's the only way we can get the separation power needed to make Technical Reserve.
Fractional distillation separates chemicals so finely that we need no further processing.
To make the most subtle flavors and scents shine, you need the most neutral base possible. Unlike charcoal filtering, fractional distillation easily removes trace impurities filtering misses, eliminating strong odors and bitter flavors.
Technical Reserve is designed to be the perfect neutral base for the most demanding projects.
Technical Reserve is designed for purity right down to the cap. To do that we had to buy the really, really good stuff. They might not look fancy, but our caps are lined with super tough PTFE (aka Teflon®) to ensure the lab-like quality of the contents.
Unlike cork or foam caps, our PTFE cap is completely inert and will never impart off-flavors.
Technical Reserve is designed for flexibility. From making the perfect cooking extracts to limoncello, this is your perfect base. Curious about a technique? Looking for that new recipe? Check out what we've been working on and what others have done with Technical Reserve. Have a project you'd like us to feature? Submit your creations here!
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Want to pick up a bottle of Technical Reserve or see how folks are using it? Use the map below to find a local shop, bar, or artisan. If your local retailer doesn't carry Technical Reserve yet, you can also buy online through our online seller.