Making Gin

Clear gin bottle next to a little vase of flowers in a white background

Tasting Gin | Royal Exhibition Gin

This is definitely the most self-indulgent gin review I’ve ever written, you can’t taste this gin, there will never be another bottle of this gin. I distilled this gin myself with William McHenry from McHenry Distillery. I was at the Australian Drinks Festival at the Royal Exhibition Hall (hence the name) in Melbourne last year, […] Read more…

Juniper and spices for making gin

Making Gin | What is gin?

So, what is gin? The simple version; gin is a white spirit flavoured with juniper and whatever else you like. Some people, not my people, but some people, say that gin is just flavoured vodka. Let’s get back to that once I’ve explained this whole gin thing. Ethanol, neutral spirit or white spirit can be […] Read more…

Making Gin | Bass & Flinders Gin Masterclass

Over 120 people have made their own gin the Melbourne in the past six months. Don’t worry, there hasn’t been an outbreak of rampant bootlegging and no one will be dying of methanol poisoning; this is how many people who have taken one of Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin Masterclasses so far. We trotted along on […] Read more…

Making Gin | Gin styles

In a previous post I went through what goes in gin, but each style is made in a different way. The most basic style is compound gin, which is made by adding natural or artificial oils and flavours from juniper and botanicals to neutral spirit. This style is generally frowned about by serious gin drinkers, however […] Read more…