We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Trademark pending.)
A few pioneering spiritsmiths decided it was about damn time you started making your own gin. So they invented The HomeMade Gin Kit. It’s a kit. For making homemade gin. It also required further investigation. So once more into the fray we went...
Our Socratic wanderings began by going online and ordering a kit. There’s only one option, so we chose that one.
A few days later, a box arrived. Its contents: two empty jugs, a strainer, a funnel and two small tins of juniper and botanicals. Then our most adroit distillation engineer was charged with the task of creating a new batch.
The instructions required the procurement of a bottle of vodka. So that happened. Then a vodka and tonic happened. Moving on. First, the juniper berries were added to the store-bought vodka bottle. Next, the botanicals (coriander, green cardamom...). A 36-hour wait commenced. And finally, they transferred the vodka into one of the jugs through the strainer.
Hey, it worked. Gin. The finished product is a bit bourbon-y in color, but that old familiar gin-y gloriousness remains intact.
Beats a bathtub.