Author Bio: Tristan

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Founder / Writer


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

The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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Old Tom Gin Recipe (Sweetened Gin!)

Old Tom gin is a style of gin that was popular in the 18th and{...}

The Best Whiskey Stones In 2024 (3 Types To Choose From)

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Grandma’s Floral Gin Recipe

This recipe is inspired by the perfumy, floral gin flavors popular in the 1940s and{...}

Easy Bathtub Gin Recipe (No Distillation Required!)

Bathtub gin refers to an alcohol-based drink mixture produced at home in the 1920s or{...}

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!)

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