Although the pot still is one of the oldest forms of distillation equipment, it has a place in the modern distillation industry.
Despite many technological advancements, it is still very safe. For most of the world, pot distillation is a symbol of quality and craftsmanship. When executed properly, it can produce a high-quality product.
If people think of humble sommeliers, they think of jars. If people think of single malt Scotch, they think of jars; if people think of Cognac, they think of jars. Yes, this includes bourbon and rye.