- while I think it is a target to aim for, it is very difficult to produce an
alcohol spirit without the 'exact' same recipe, the 'exact' same
ingredients, and the 'exact' same equipment.
However it is possible to make a very presentable brandy, whisky, etc using
a base distilled alcohol and flavouring essences. But the story does not
end there. The taste and smell, and look can be enhanced by adding other
ingredients like caramel essence for colour and/or flavour. Smoke flavour
is another additive that will produce its own changes. The addition of
Juniper oil to gin will also improve the final product.
Experimentation is the name of the game. All this means of course that it
is possible to make a 'better' brandy, whisky, gin etc thyan thev famour
distillers. Better that is according to personal taste - which matters
most after all.