I’m often asked what is the best base spirit for gin distilling, and where to get it from. The alcohol used to make gin is typically ‘neutral’ this means it has no or very little flavour; essentially a blank canvass.
Here are my three recommendations for sourcing a quality neutral spirit for your gin making. This spirit can also be used for a variety of other botanical spirits and liqueurs such as limoncello, amaro and flavoured vodkas.
The warm, toasted sugar notes of rum provide an excellent canvas for new flavours to be added. And you won’t be surprised to learn that these rums are often referred to as Flavoured Rums.
What you might not know is that within this category a further distinction can be made between Spiced Rum and new comer Botanical Rum.
DISTILLING CRAFT GIN ISN’T JUST THE FIRING UP AND OPERATING OF A HAND-MADE STILL.
Indeed, this is very much at the heart of gin’s art, but just importantly making a craft gin is about plants, their magical properties, flavours and aromas. For me, distilling gin encompasses creativity, experimentation and science…