How to Make Pitorro At Home (Step-by-Step Guide)

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Pitorro is a popular Puerto Rican drink, especially during special occasions. It follows the same principle as rum making, the distinction being that the final product is often infused with tropical fruit, spices, or a combination of both, to create a warm, fruity, and sweet spirit. It also packs a punch, with an alcohol by{…}

The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

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With so many whiskey-making stills on the market, choosing one that will cater to your needs can be a daunting task. Especially if you’re simply looking to experiment or are on a tight budget. I’ve unboxed several stills throughout my craft. Only a handful have made it to my go-to list. In this post, I’ll{…}

The Best Still For Making Vodka (In 2024)

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I make a lot of gin, and to make gin you need vodka first. Over the last 10 years, I can pretty confidently say I’ve mastered making Vodka/Neutral spirits. Yeilding a smooth high-quality spirit that serves as a base to experiment with different botanicals for a smooth final product or simply to enjoy as a{…}

The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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One aspect that allows us to create high-quality spirits hinges on having a reliable and accurate thermometer. It helps us achieve optimal separation, avoid overheating, and produce consistent results.  With new brands and features flooding the market every year–or month–it can be a hassle to choose one to suit your preference.  To simplify your search,{…}

How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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One question we get asked a lot in the Facebook group and our Ask an Expert service is about making cuts with gin. In particular; “How do I make my heads and tails cuts on my gin run?” and “How much heads should I remove?” Well, the short answer is you don’t have to cut{…}

A Distillers’ Guide To Excise Duty (Excise Tax Considerations)

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From the Author: This article has been written as a necessity given the variety of rules and regulations concerning the distillation of spirits in a variety of countries. Mark Rowbotham is a former Officer of HM Customs & Excise in the UK, now part of HM Revenue & Customs, and is now a consultant in{…}

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

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The key attraction of whiskey stones is they can provide the same cooling effect of ice, but won’t melt and dilute the beverage. If you drink your spirits neat, and not adding water is important to you, then whiskey stones are the way to go. Whiskey stones are made from food-grade materials such as stainless,{…}

Grandma’s Floral Gin Recipe

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This recipe is inspired by the perfumy, floral gin flavors popular in the 1940s and 1950s. I’ve selected botanicals like rosemary, chamomile, licorice, and pepper which together create a rounded This gin used a combination of the maceration method and vapor infusion method to fully extract the juniper, while handling the floral elements more deliactly.{…}

8 Vevor Replacement Parts and Upgrades (Master Distiller Advises)

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How to Make Pitorro At Home (Step-by-Step Guide)

Pitorro is a popular Puerto Rican drink, especially during special occasions. It follows the same{...}

The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

With so many whiskey-making stills on the market, choosing one that will cater to your{...}

The Best Still For Making Vodka (In 2024)

I make a lot of gin, and to make gin you need vodka first. Over{...}

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The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

One aspect that allows us to create high-quality spirits hinges on having a reliable and{...}

How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

One question we get asked a lot in the Facebook group and our Ask an{...}