Copper is an element. It is number 29 in the Periodic Table, in the same column as Silver and Gold. They are called Transition Metals. It is found in South Africa, among other places. LH Stainless – a turnkey distillery builder get their copper from MkM Manfelder Kupfer and Messing GmbH in Germany. It is milled there into strips, sheets, plates, wire, tubes, rods, bars and profiles. LH Stainless bring it home to design and fashion the stills we know and love for distilleries in Scotland. They have designed and constructed the stills for Ardnahoe – Islay’s 9th distillery.