Gin Maker's Kit - The Calypso Spiced Rum Kit

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Gin Maker's Kit - The Calypso Spiced Rum Kit

Creates: Makes two bottles of spiced rum in just 48 hours.

Enjoy a Caribbean Experience using Craft Botanicals.

Rum is becoming more popular and with this kit, you can create two bottles of spectacular spiced rum in just three simple steps in under 48 hours. A perfect present for a birthday or Christmas or just to say thank you. It is the ultimate way to create a taste sensation but with no expertise required. Also included are our carefully curated additional ingredients to add a dash of flavour to every glass.

How Do The Kits Work?

All gin and rum start life as a clear distilled spirit into which botanicals are infused with the dominant flavour being juniper. We suggest you use ordinary vodka which works really well and is readily available in all supermarkets.

The Gin Etc kits enable you to infuse the botanicals supplied into vodka to create a compound gin. Unlike most commercially available gin, a compound gin is not then distilled to refine its clarity. The method in these kits makes it possible to recreate and, more excitingly, manipulate the flavours of gin. You will understand more about the flavours different botanicals impart and create your own blend in under 24 hours.

Hint & Tips

  • You get out what you put in; if you start with a really intensely flavoured bottle of vodka, all the botanicals in the world will not help it.
  • Gin Etc. usually use a standard supermarket's own brand of vodka. It is relatively cheap and very neutral in flavour.
  • After a couple of weeks the gin tends to mellow, so don’t despair if it is a bit punchy at first.
  • A word of warning, please remove the botanicals after infusing to stop the process.
  • Rumour has it that refining the vodka through a water filter prior to the infusion refines the taste even further.

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