Craft Gin Making is a detailed guide to entering the world of gin production. For beginners and experienced producers alike, it offers key insights and practical advice on what you need to get started and how to progress in this fascinating and growing craft. It covers both distilling and cold compounding, providing advice on equipment and detailing step-by-step processes, whilst discussing a wide variety of gin production issues. Topics covered include a brief history of gin and gin making; the tools, equipment and ingredients needed for the different methods of producing gin; the most common methods and how to achieve success in them; the practicalities of filtration, bottling, sealing and labelling; making flavoured gins; why things might go wrong and how to correct them and, finally, the legal aspects of gin production.
AUTHORS: Rachel Hicks is the founder and distiller at the multi award-winning Sky Wave Gin, an artisan craft gin company based in Oxfordshire, whose London Dry Gin was crowned The World's Best Contemporary Gin at the 2020 World Gin Awards. Working daily in the distillery, she is responsible for the research, creation and launch of two new flavoured gins. Andrew Parsons is also a founder and the Master Distiller at Sky Wave Gin. As an expert in the craft of distilling, he has defined and documented the strict production processes used in the distillery, refining them over time to produce the perfect spirit. 121 colour, 2 b/w photographs
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