They brag that they focus their “complete attention on executing each step of the distillation process.”
But the copper performs another important function: working as a catalyst in the distillation process.
Sorghum juice can be extracted for fermentation and distillation without damaging the grain at the top of the stalk.
Hendrick's says the essence of both are added after distillation.
Desert Golfing is the distillation of Angry Birds into its purest essence.
Clay is usually cool and very absorbent of the acrid oils occurring in the distillation of tobacco.
This represents the process of distillation of country liquor.
The distillation commences within an hour of kindling the fire, and is completed in six hours.
The Cabinet is, as it were, a distillation of Parliament, just as Parliament itself is a distillation of the country.
A quintessence and distillation of peace and comradeship seemed to inhabit the soft gloam of its chancel.
late 14c., "process of distilling," from Late Latin distillationem (nominative distillatio), noun of action from past participle stem of distillare (see distill). Meaning "product of distilling" is from 1590s.
distillation dis·til·la·tion (dĭs'tə-lā'shən)
The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification.
The extraction of the volatile components of a mixture by the condensation and collection of the vapors that are produced as the mixture is heated.
A method of separating a substance that is in solution from its solvent or of separating a liquid from a mixture of liquids having different boiling points. The liquid to be separated is evaporated (as by boiling), and its vapor is then collected after it condenses. Distillation is used to separate fresh water from a salt solution and gasoline from petroleum. ◇ The condensed vapor, which is the purified liquid, is called the distillate.
In chemistry, the separating of the constituents of a liquid by boiling it and then condensing the vapor that results. Distillation can be used to purify water or other substances, or to remove one component from a complex mixture, as when gasoline is distilled from crude oil or alcohol from a mash. When water is purified by distillation, it is boiled in a container, and the steam is sent into cooling tubes. The steam is condensed and then collected as purified water in a second container. The impurities in the water are left behind in the first container and can be discarded.
Note: Figuratively, “distillation” is the process of retaining the essential features or components of something while removing nonessentials: “This book represents knowledge distilled from decades of research.”