I've been a gin drinker for a long time, appreciating such varieties as Calvert, Beefeaters, Bombay, and even USA's McCormicks(cheap). Now that I am distilling, I really like a pot still double distilled sugar wash to 70-80 % using a generous tablespoon of baking soda per liter of wash in the second run and running that through activated carbon into my collector bottle. I then dilute to 40-45% ABV and add a capfull+ of Prestige Bombay Gin essence( one of four of their essences that I really like) per 1.75 L bottle . ( I buy the 500 ml bottle; the cap is probably a little more than 1/2 a tablespoon). This gives a significant juniper presence to a fairly clean alcohol without doing the whole "juniper in a strainer bag in the wash" thing. It makes a good martini and a good gin 'n squirt.
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> Hi Guys whats the latest on GIN. Is anyone out there making any. How good how sucessful and what recipe/method. Any feedback will be very much appreciated.