Distillation is a marriage of art and science, defined by its goal to purify and refine. It is meant to extract a pure substance (IE. alcohol) from a complex base substance.
"White dog" is a popular slang term for moonshine; it embodies the crisp, simple, nature of whiskey fresh from the still. Without first having developed a tasty, unaged spirit which can stand on its own, a distiller's complex, barrel-aged spirit has no foundation on which to stand.
All great spirits begin as "white dog", but it's only through time and dedication that they develop into the complex and flavorful aged expressions that many associate with distilled spirits.
White Dog Distilling is a passion... for making finely crafted spirits.
White Dog Distilling is a spirit... for developing and shaping things from scratch.
White Dog Distilling is a journey... from grain to glass.
White Dog Distilling was founded in 2016 by the husband/wife team of Carlo and Alecia Catucci based on these philosophies. Bolstered by Carlo's strong background in the field of physics and Alecia's extensive experience and education in the culinary and product development fields, they set forth with only one goal in mind: to produce high quality distilled spirits that could appeal to both novice spirit drinkers and longtime aficionados alike.
They began by forming "The Pack", a partnership of their longtime friends Vin Greene and Eric Sylvestre, who shared their passion and vision for distilling.
Together the four transformed a modestly sized historic mill space into a functional micro-distillery and tasting room in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Since day one White Dog has remained a labor of love for The Pack. Motivated by their passion for spirits and cocktails, and their unrelenting desire to create something from scratch that is uniquely theirs, The Pack constantly strives for perfection in their products and have sworn an oath to never sell a single drop that they themselves wouldn't want to drink.