Except for the continuous still invented in the late 1700s, the basic pot still design used by so many distillers across the globe would be fairly recognizable to distillers from centuries ago. Pot stills are used to make many of the world’s great spirit styles, such as single malt scotch, cognac, many rums, and most mezcal.http://www.bobendistillers.com/distillation-equipment/