Making Gin

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…

Juniper and spices for making gin

Making Gin | What is gin?

What is gin made from? The simple version; gin is a white spirit flavoured with juniper. Ethanol, neutral spirit or white spirit can be made from anything really, grain, potato, sugarcane, apples, grapes. Straight ethanol must be at least 96% pure alcohol. Most gin distilleries buy in their neutral spirit and this point. A very […] Read more…