Make Your Own Alcohol
You can easily make great tasting spirits, cocktails and liqueurs at home!
Once you have your spirit, all you do is add your flavouring, hey presto... it’s done! With hundreds of flavours, your spirit creation will have all the characteristics you’re after - colour, aroma, texture, taste, and alcohol content! You can distill the base spirit yourself (read the red tape below!) or you can purchase vodka (or everclear which is grain alcohol) and flavour it.
Step - 1: Making a Wash
It is recommended that the first step in making a good wash is that you always use Still Spirits Turbo Yeast, Still Spirits Turbo Sugar or dextrose, and the Still Spirits carbon range to get the best results. Making the wash is basically combining yeast, water and sugar in a fermenter and then allowing it to ferment. Once fermentation is finished you clear your wash, we recommend using Still Spirits Turbo Clear. Once cleared, we recommend that you filter your wash to remove any filtration flavours. Then you can flavour your ~18% alcohol base with your choice of any of the dozens of available flavours and essences.
Step - 2: Filtering the Spirit
Your fermented spirit needs to be filtered to catch any unwanted chemicals or flavours and remove them, resulting in a pure clean spirit. We suggest using the Still Spirits carbon range. Our activated carbon absorbs the unwanted chemicals and flavours while allowing the spirit (or water, if distilling water) to pass through. It is important to do this to achieve the best quality results from your spirit. We recommend using the EZ Filter, the EZ Filter In-Line Filter or the Air Still Filter Collector.
Step - 3: Flavouring/Blending the Spirit
The final step is adding flavour to it to make it into a new delicious creation. Still Spirits offers over a hundred flavours and infusements to choose from including spirits, liqueurs, cream liqueurs, schnapps and cocktails. So you can create something new or replicate one of your favourites. Our specialized technical team is constantly developing and testing new and exciting flavours for our customers and making the process simple and enjoyable. This is quite a simple step, just follow the instructions on the label of your flavouring.
NOTE: Some flavours require bases, please check the flavour instructions on the packaging.
It isn't hard to make great spirits at home, but you do have to play by the rules. In New Zealand, Austria, Italy, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine it is perfectly legal to home distil for personal use, but elsewhere it is not.
In most countries, including Canada, it is illegal for an individual to use a still for the purpose of making your own pure alcohol to drink. Yet it’s not against the law to own a water distillation unit or a simple ‘plug in and press start’ air-still, (under 5 L in Australia) and many people already use these devices to distil water or to make essential oils.
Since amateur distillation is not permitted here, you will need to purchase the base alcohol from a store in order to create your own liqueurs, spirits or schnapps. Low priced vodka or everclear (grain alcohol) is ideal for this purpose. OR, you can ferment your own alcohol base (~15% - !8%), carbon filter it and then choose from dozens of flavours.
Please note that using Still Spirits flavourings and most other distilling products is LEGAL in every country.
Top Shelf Flavourings
Still Spirits flavourings can be added to instantly flavour home distilled neutral spirits - giving them the flavour you know and love, be that Rum, Bourbon, Gin, Absinthe, Port, Brandy, Tequila, Vodka, or a Whiskey style flavouring.These flavourings are inspired by, and evoke a range of different styles and tastes.They are in no way connected to, or associated with any individual liquor brand, distiller or region.
Just Add Vodka - Vodka Style Flavourings
Just Add Vodka is a vodka style flavouring range, which lets you turn something ordinary into something a little bit special, all from the comfort of your own home and with your own hands!
They couldn’t be simpler to make!
1. Add one sachet of your favourite Just Add Vodka flavouring to 1 L (1 US qt) of 40% ABV homemade distilled neutral alcohol
2. Rinse out any remaining flavouring from the sachet with some of the alcohol
3. Leave for 24-48 hours
4. Enjoy, store for later, or give away as a great gift idea!
Fine quality liqueurs have never been so easy to make! They take a few moments to mix, and they're ready to serve.
Easy to make, no mess pre-mixed flavour essence and base. Simply pour contents of sachet in the bottle, top up with spirit and shake.
The Premium Classic spirit essences range showcases some of the world's finest spirits.
Making them is quick and easy, you just mix the spirit essence with the required amount of 40% ABV alcohol in a spirit bottle, and top up with water.
These are available as a sachet which makes up 1 Litre (34 US fl. oz), or a twin pack which makes up 2 x 1125ml (40 US fl oz) bottles.