Category Archives: Aging

How Long Is Gin Aged For (It’s Not What You Think)

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Gin is a distilled spirit where botanicals are added to a neutral base sprit (think vodka) and then redistilled to create the final drink. Most of us are familiar with the taste, but aren’t as well versed in the manufacturing process, so how long is gin normally aged for? Unlike whiskey, rum, and tequila, gin{…}

The Best Oak For Aging Whiskey

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Oaking or ‘aging’ whiskey is what gives it all of it’s color, and a lot of its taste an aroma. In fact, Dan Szor, CEO and Founder of Costwalds Distillers estimates that wood contributes 60% to 70 % towards the taste of the final whiskey product. “Wood is known to take out the bad through{…}

The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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

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Old Tom Gin Recipe (Sweetened Gin!)

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

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Grandma’s Floral Gin Recipe

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