Category Archives: Spirits

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{…}

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{…}

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.{…}

How To Make Watermelon Moonshine (The Right Way!)

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Watermelon moonshine is a fruity, delicious, and sweet drink you can make at home with simple ingredients and equipment. There are two main ways to make it: infused and distilled.  Infused watermelon moonshine is made by combining the fruit’s juice with Everclear and spices, and letting the flavors meddle and marry for a couple of{…}

The 7 Best Old Tom Gin Brands (In 2023)

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If you’re a gin enthusiast, you’re probably no stranger to various styles available today. One style that’s regained popularity over the years is Old Tom. It’s revered for its sweet yet complex taste and viscosity. In this post, I’ll share 7 brands worth including in your home bar. Let’s dive in! TLDR; Our Favorite Old{…}

Our 6 Best Gin For A Tom Collins Cocktail (Must Try!)

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The Tom Collins is a classic that has stood the test of time. Since its debut in The Bartender’s Guide by Jerry Thomas, it’s become a signature drink for bartenders and home bartenders alike. It’s vibrant, fuzzy, and refreshing, making it a perfect drink for a hot summer’s day.  The best gins for the cocktail{…}

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)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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