Author Bio: Tristan

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Hi, I’m Tristan and I’ve been distilling for more than 12 years now. I built my first still from an old beer keg and some copper pipe, and now have more distilling hardware than I care to admit! My favorite cocktail is a Negroni.

My passion is gin, but I’ve been dabling in some whiskey making recently too. 

You can check out some of my distilling articles below, or find me at my personal blog here

How To Make Essential Oils (Complete Guide)

Essential oils are an excellent addition to your therapeutic or culinary collection kit. The can{...}

How To Make Watermelon Moonshine (The Right Way!)

Watermelon moonshine is a fruity, delicious, and sweet drink you can make at home with{...}

The Best Arancello Recipe (Incredible Orange Limoncello!)

Editors Note: In this recipe, I tested what %ABV alcohol makes the best arancello so{...}

Does Moonshine Freeze? (Use This Rule Of Thumb)

Sipping on chilled moonshine is pleasant every once in a while, especially on hot summer{...}

The Best Limoncello Recipe (We Tested 5 Versions!)

Editors Note: I think I was a bit grumpy when I wrote this article. The{...}

Can You Distill Beer? (Distiller Explains!)

I’ve been asked many times whether it’s possible to distill beer. Whether it’s a batch{...}

The Best Distillation Column Packing Material (For Reflux)

Packing material creates a large surface area for the vapor and liquid to interact. The{...}

The 7 Best Old Tom Gin Brands (In 2023)

If you’re a gin enthusiast, you’re probably no stranger to various styles available today. One{...}