Category Archives: Spirits

Best Yeast for Making and Distilling Rum (Explained!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making rum can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is no wrong option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than others. Rum{…}

The Best Yeast For Distilling Tequila and Mezcal (Explained!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to choose when making tequila can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is the wrong option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than others. Agave{…}

The Best Yeast for Distilling Whiskey (Our 5 Top Picks!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making whiskey can be baffling. And because any type of yeast *can* be used, there is no bad or good option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than{…}

The Best Yeast For Distilling Vodka And Neutral Spirits? (Explained!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use in distilling vodka can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is no bad or good option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than{…}

How Long Does Gin Last? (And How To Tell If It’s Gone Bad)

As a general rule, a bottle of gin can last forever. The flavors will be best preserved if you keep the bottle sealed in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Once opened, the flavors will change more rapidly due to oxidization, but the gin will still be safe to drink. If possible, keep{…}

How to Make Your Own Rum (A Complete Guide)

For anyone interested in learning more about the history, type, and production of rum, this liquor has a rich history. Created by fermenting and distilling sugarcane juice or sugarcane molasses, most rums are produced in sugar-producing countries. Rum is produced in various grades, giving it a wide range of flavors and uses. Rum plays a{…}

Is gin gluten free? (Explained!)

With an ever-increasing number of individuals curious about what is and isn’t gluten-free (regardless whether they have a genuine sensitivity or not), it’s always important to know what you can drink without anxiety and what you should avoid. Beer, of course, is off-limits to gluten-intolerant people. But what about spirits like gin? Is gin gluten{…}

The difference Between Gin and Geneva (Explained!)

It is hard to talk about the difference between Gin and Geneva without talking about their origins and history, because Gin is essentially an immigrant child of Geneva. At the core, these distillates are essentially the same; a juniper-flavored spirit. Look a little closer though and you’ll be able to see some major distinguishable and{…}

Making Gin: The Difference Between Maceration, Infusion, and Vapour Infusion

Gin is a beverage that has existed for longer than most, from dutch geneva to the gin we know today. It can take on many forms and be prepared in a variety of what depending on where you’re from and what botanicals are selected to be used. But, despite being around for so long, a{…}