The Figgins Reciprocator
An innovative distillation apparatus is the workhorse of XO Alambic. The Figgins Reciprocator, as it is called, is a dual-kettle pot still with optional column distillation action, making it a hybrid of the two. It is constructed of copper and stainless steel, has a capacity of 2000 liters and is heated by low-pressure steam. The Figgins Reciprocator design is a real advance in craft distillation, and it is causing quite a sensation. The very first factory model is installed at XO Alambic and now many are in service around the country. Be sure to ask the master distiller for a description of how it works, which is one of the highlights of each and every tour given!