Category Archives: Vodka

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 12 Best Vodkas For A Moscow Mule Cocktail 

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Few drinks embody the perfect balance of refreshment, zing, and sophistication quite like the Moscow Mule. What truly sets this classic cocktail apart is the choice of vodka. The right vodka can elevate the lime and ginger beer flavors, add a subtle complexity, and contribute to the smoothness, making the drink so enjoyable. In this{…}

Best Limecello Recipe (We Tested 5 Variations!)

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Looking for a refreshing summer drink that’s easy to make? You’ve come to the right place! Limecello is a delicious variation on the classic Italian liqueur limoncello, and we’ve tested five different variations to bring you the best recipe. From dried lime zest to whole limes, we’ve tried it all, and we’re ready to share{…}

The Best Yeasts For Distilling (Our Top 4!)

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There are currently over 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from. But yeast is yeast, right? Well while they may all seem similar enough, there are plenty of differences you should be aware of. Some yeast types perform better than others based on the ingredients you’re fermenting. Others impart unique flavors that are critical{…}

How Much Methanol Is There In Whiskey? (And Other Alcoholic Drinks)

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In this article, we’re going to look at how much methanol there is in Whiskey and other standard alcoholic drinks.  All fermentation will result in a small amount of methanol being produced, which can be carried through to the final product, and concentrated through distillation. Fermentations of ingredients with a high level of pectin, such{…}

Which Alcohol Is Least Harmful To Your Liver?

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Alcohol is well known for not being particularly good for you.. and most people understand that alcohol causes liver damage. But what is the science behind this? How does alcohol affect the liver? Is the damage permanent?  In this article, we’re going to take a look at different types of alcohol such as wine, beer cider,{…}

How to Make Vodka From Potatoes (Our Step-By-Step Guide!)

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Vodka is one of the most well-known and accessible alcoholic beverages worldwide. Historically, vodka was made from potatoes since that was the cheapest and most readily available starch source.. especially in Russia! Distilling vodka at home was common in many households as the ingredients are simple and widely available. Nowadays, Vodka is easily mass-produced and{…}

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

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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{…}

The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

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The Best Still For Making Vodka (In 2024)

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

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Old Tom Gin Recipe (Sweetened Gin!)

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