Category Archives: Gin

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.{…}

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{…}

How Long Does It Take To Make Gin? (Explained!)

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Making gin requires both precision and an element of creativity to produce a consistent batch continuously. And depending on the techniques a distiller decides to employ, the time it takes to churn out ready-to-drink bottles varies. Because gin doesn’t need to be aged, a bottle can be distilled and drunk on the same day. This{…}

How To Make Non-Alcoholic Gin (Try This Recipe)

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With more people seeking to enjoy the flavor of gin without the negative impact on their health, non-alcoholic spirits are becoming popular.  If you relish the distinct flavor derived from gin and want to replicate store-bought brands in the comfort of your home, you’ve come to the right place.  To make non-alcoholic gin, you’ll need{…}

The 7 Best Alcohol-Free Gins (In 2023)

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Are you looking to explore the world of non-alcoholic gin? Look no further than our list of the 7 best alcohol-free gins!  We’ve scoured the market to bring you the finest options to satisfy your taste buds.  The best alcohol-free gins are:  These spirits are made from the same tasty botanicals as the original spirit{…}

How To Make Genever (Our DIY Guide)

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Genever, commonly referred to as Dutch Gin, has been enjoyed for centuries in Holland. It’s a malt-based spirit blended with unique herbs and spices like juniper berries, coriander, cloves, and licorice – making it botanical-rich.  The traditional version is typically unaged, but modern variations – young genever, tend to be aged in oak casks. Not{…}

How Does A Gin Basket Work (Distiller’s Guide)

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Infused and cold compound gin can get monotonous over time. Yes, they introduce fantastic flavor to your spirit. But there comes a time when you yearn for smooth and light alcohol. Luckily, you can achieve that with a gin basket. A gin basket extracts botanical flavors through a vapor infusion method. It’s placed in the{…}

8 Vevor Replacement Parts and Upgrades (Master Distiller Advises)

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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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