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Opening for guests in 2021: The Liquor Lab and the Tasting Room

In our Liquor Lab we focus on small-batch distilling and old-world methods, that we continuously try to refine. “Slow Distilling” is what we do: well prepared runs, best ingredients and fermenting practice, and a lot of patience when we craft-distill in our traditional alembic copper stills from Germany. Using extended distillation runs by only slowly increasing the temperature is time consuming, but the hand crafted liquors reward that. When collecting the heart of the distillate we cut more of the head and tail away - for a very smooth taste with only the most tasteful components. With this approach we can pioneer innovative liquor while offering best traditional spirits. Our pot stills with column allow for classic distilling preserving tasteful components, lentils offer higher concentrations that pot stills alone cannot provide, and by using copper columns we can expose the spirit vapours with natural fruits, plant leaves, herbs, and spices.

EcHT Distilling is licensed, with the facilities inspected and approved by the local PA and the US Federal Liquor Board Authorities.

Experience our Tasting Room, and sense the adventure that craft spirits create. On request, we offer tastings and distillation classes.

EcHT liquor lab and EcHT tasting room

Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room
Our tasting Room

Our Tasting Room is still under construction - opening is planned in 2021.

This years rye for our 2021 Pennsylvania rye whiskey distilling.

Starting grain for our 2020 vodka distilling.

EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen
EcHT Distiller Craftsmen

Small batch, hand crafted, distilled in-house using old-world flame fired copper al-alembic German copper stills.

EcHT Distiller Craftsmen:

James Tyler, Registered Nurse
Blake Ragghianti, Head Distiller
Jorg Gerlach, MD, Ph, Professor of Surgery and of Bioengineering

The Pennsylvania Liquor Board requested that Pennsylvania distilleries help address the current shortage of sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our collective backgrounds in regenerative medicine, nursing, skin cosmetics, and distilling, we decided to first produce an emergency supply of simple, effective sanitizer. Currently we are working on our premium sanitizer that incorporates regenerative medicine ingredients for better skin protection.

Ethanol Based Hand Sanitizer, standard product

  • No Glycerin - no residue
  • WHO approved active sanitizing ingredients, 80% ethanol, 3.25 peroxide
  • No ingredient you cant pronounce

Enhanced Hand Sanitizer, premium product

  • Regenerative Formula
  • Moisturizing with long-lasting Skin Protection
  • Enhanced Sanitizer providing the Benefits of Natural Regenerative Essential Oils
  • No ingredient you cant pronounce
  • No Glycerin - no residue
  • WHO approved active sanitizing ingredients, 80% ethanol, 3.25 peroxide

More about Hand Sanitizer

107 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh PA 15210 USA

Phone: 412 – 4786861

Mail: office@echt-project.com

Bus 48, 51, 44 to Downtown, 54 to Oakland