Gin flavouring

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Picked up 3x38ml bottles of Gin Fusion Flavours from Aldi today, anybody tried them, How much would you put in a bottle? Theres no mention on the box as to mix, just says to add it to achieve your desired flavour.

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Don't think I've seen those Brandi
Do you have a pic? :geek:

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Talk about make it hard for craft Gin makers...
Now Joe Bloggs will be making it at home!
A logical progression maybe?

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Easydrinker wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:55 pm
Talk about make it hard for craft Gin makers...
Now Joe Bloggs will be making it at home!
A logical progression maybe?

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Not that much of a risk... With no instructions they will make all manner of undrinkable shite.
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Mash wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:15 am
Easydrinker wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:55 pm
Talk about make it hard for craft Gin makers...
Now Joe Bloggs will be making it at home!
A logical progression maybe?

Robert.
Not that much of a risk... With no instructions they will make all manner of undrinkable shite.
From this Joe Bloggs, thanks for your help, I'll have to try that.

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brandiwalla wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:12 am

From this Joe Bloggs, thanks for your help, I'll have to try that.
LOL. very good.

The big question is whats in the box. Pic of the ingredients and we can sort you out Mr Bloggs
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Mash wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:41 am
brandiwalla wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:12 am

From this Joe Bloggs, thanks for your help, I'll have to try that.
LOL. very good.

The big question is whats in the box. Pic of the ingredients and we can sort you out Mr Bloggs

here is a pic
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But if no-one on here shops at Aldi then no-one will have come across them, otherwise I would already have had an answer.

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Righto makes sense. I was expecting botanicals. Should have paid more attention to your original post.

They are essences, and I would try them with 462ml of neutral first in an over size bottle. Then if there are a bit strong, make up to 750 ML.

PS - allow them one day to combine. They will not taste right the minute you mix them.
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Mash wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:24 pm
Righto makes sense. I was expecting botanicals. Should have paid more attention to your original post.

They are essences, and I would try them with 462ml of neutral first in an over size bottle. Then if there are a bit strong, make up to 750 ML.

PS - allow them one day to combine. They will not taste right the minute you mix them.
Ok, I'll try that, thanks

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My wife just asked if they were flavouring to add to a basic gin..... Ooer. That's a damn fine question.

A sniff of the bottle might tell you.
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That's a good shout mash (or Mrs Mash)
You may need to get some junipery goodness in there too if it's purely the rhubarb, raspberry and elderflower flavours. Let us know what you think :+1:

I'm in Aldi reasonably often but haven't spotted these. Were they on the specials bit?

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See, reading the label, I'd guess that they're designed for flavouring gin, as opposed to neutral.

Underneath the words "gin fusion flavours" it says about flavouring drinks and foods.

Hence rhubarb, raspberry and elderflower essences for flavouring whatever, though suggested idea seems to be making fruit flavoured gins........

Or have I missed something?

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Nah!
I suspect that they are marketed for flavouring Gin, not Vodka.
Aldi don't sell neutral. :lol:

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Did wonder about that too Robert.
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They are for flavouring gin, but as no-one actually makes gin or vodka, only neutral, then thats what Im going to try and flavour.

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Jennysgin wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:36 pm
That's a good shout mash (or Mrs Mash)
You may need to get some junipery goodness in there too if it's purely the rhubarb, raspberry and elderflower flavours. Let us know what you think :+1:

I'm in Aldi reasonably often but haven't spotted these. Were they on the specials bit?
They were just among the usual tat that Aldi sells, and yes they are as you say, maybe something else needs added too, I don't know, which is why I asked about it.

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Mash wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:28 pm
My wife just asked if they were flavouring to add to a basic gin..... Ooer. That's a damn fine question.

A sniff of the bottle might tell you.
Yes they are for flavouring Gin. Do they need any other flavouring mixed with them as they are single flavours.

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Easydrinker wrote:
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Nah!
I suspect that they are marketed for flavouring Gin, not Vodka.
Aldi don't sell neutral. :lol:

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brandiwalla wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:37 pm
Mash wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:28 pm
My wife just asked if they were flavouring to add to a basic gin..... Ooer. That's a damn fine question.

A sniff of the bottle might tell you.
Yes they are for flavouring Gin. Do they need any other flavouring mixed with them as they are single flavours.
Start with a basic Gin, bought in or homemade.

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OR you cold use the still spirits gin essence first.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Spirits- ... B01DR4WFSA
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brandiwalla wrote:
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Yes they are for flavouring Gin. Do they need any other flavouring mixed with them as they are single flavours.
Is it an airstill you're using? If so, a botanicals basket (usually referred to as a "sputnik" here) is a good starting place for gin.
https://stillsmarter.co.uk/viewtopic.ph ... 22504e7bbc

Your other option is to macerate your botanicals before redistilling.

Juniper and coriander seeds are the usual base with things like angelica root and citrus flavours often (usually?!) used. It's pretty much up to you what flavours you like.
There are recipes discussed in the aging and flavouring section :+1:

If there is a specific type of gin you're after, shout up. There are lots of folks making it and especially people like Gaza have a wealth of information and recipes that they've tried. Someone may well have experimented!

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Jennysgin wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 am
brandiwalla wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:37 pm

Yes they are for flavouring Gin. Do they need any other flavouring mixed with them as they are single flavours.
Is it an airstill you're using? If so, a botanicals basket (usually referred to as a "sputnik" here) is a good starting place for gin.
https://stillsmarter.co.uk/viewtopic.ph ... 22504e7bbc

Your other option is to macerate your botanicals before redistilling.

Juniper and coriander seeds are the usual base with things like angelica root and citrus flavours often (usually?!) used. It's pretty much up to you what flavours you like.
There are recipes discussed in the aging and flavouring section :+1:

If there is a specific type of gin you're after, shout up. There are lots of folks making it and especially people like Gaza have a wealth of information and recipes that they've tried. Someone may well have experimented!
First off, mixed it with neutral and you can taste rhubarb, so thats a start. I use a small pot still, supposed to be 2 gallon capacity but about 8ltrs is the max. I prefer Brandy or Whiskey but unless you know the secrets of making such, well, all we can hope for is something similar.

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Mash wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:08 am
OR you cold use the still spirits gin essence first.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Spirits- ... B01DR4WFSA
Ive tried the Brandy and Whiskey, horrid, had to redistill it, waste of money.

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Mash wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:08 am
OR you cold use the still spirits gin essence first.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Spirits- ... B01DR4WFSA
This gets bonkers, use an essence to make something that you can flavour!
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:13 pm

Mash wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:08 am
OR you cold use the still spirits gin essence first.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Spirits- ... B01DR4WFSA
Ive tried the Brandy and Whiskey, horrid, had to redistill it, waste of money.
Yes indeed! :)
Jennysgin wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 am
brandiwalla wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:37 pm

Yes they are for flavouring Gin. Do they need any other flavouring mixed with them as they are single flavours.
Is it an airstill you're using? If so, a botanicals basket (usually referred to as a "sputnik" here) is a good starting place for gin.
https://stillsmarter.co.uk/viewtopic.ph ... 22504e7bbc

Your other option is to macerate your botanicals before redistilling.

Juniper and coriander seeds are the usual base with things like angelica root and citrus flavours often (usually?!) used. It's pretty much up to you what flavours you like.
There are recipes discussed in the aging and flavouring section :+1:

If there is a specific type of gin you're after, shout up. There are lots of folks making it and especially people like Gaza have a wealth of information and recipes that they've tried. Someone may well have experimented!
Genuinley helpful as always Jenny. :)

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brandiwalla wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Mash wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:08 am
OR you cold use the still spirits gin essence first.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Spirits- ... B01DR4WFSA
Ive tried the Brandy and Whiskey, horrid, had to redistill it, waste of money.
Agreed. The gin one is OK.
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