Science, Tech, Math › Science Distillate Definition in Chemistry Distillates in Distillation Share Flipboard Email Print Piotr_roae / Getty Images Science Chemistry Chemical Laws Basics Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated September 05, 2019 A distillate is the vapor in a distillation that is collected and condensed into a liquid. Alternatively, it is the name of the product obtained from the distillation process. Examples Alcohol prepared for consumption is a good example of a distillate. Distilled liquors include whiskey, tequila, and some types of vodka. Distillation of air yields liquid nitrogen, oxygen, and argon as distillates. Distillation of crude oil is used to produce fuel as a distillate.