Made By Me bathtub gin kit

The box contains everything you need to make two 250ml bottles of gin, each using a different set of carefully measured botanicals to create two different great gins.
Detailed, step-by-step instructions are provided, plus a host of other information which will allow you to understand why the various botanicals are used, in what ratios they should be used, and how to adapt those ratios to make a gin that suits your palate.
A brief history of gin booklet is included as well - this will aid you in finding out what the different styles of gin there are and the different production methods (of which "bathtub gin" is but one).
This Made By Me bathtub gin kit is aimed at gin lovers who do not just want to buy bottle after bottle, but instead want to understand the magic that makes gin, and try it themselves. The kit shows you how to make two distinctly different gins, and provides sufficient information for you to further your gin journey, and continue creating your own gin using botanicals which are generally readily available in better supermarkets everywhere.
Note that what you produce is a bathtub gin - one of the earliest methods of making a gin - no further distillation is required.

Price is R460, and to purchase, please contact us directly.

Contents of the box:

  • 500ml of 43% neutral base alohol in a bottle
  • Steeping jar
  • Two 250ml bottles for your final gin
  • Bottle of juniper berries, sufficient for 2x250ml gins
  • Two sets of different botanicals, one for each gin
  • Sieve
  • Funnel
  • Coffee filters
  • Labels for your gin bottles
  • Directions booklet
  • A Brief History of Gin booklet
  • One colourful rubber duck - perfect for any gin bathtub!

Made By Me gins

By steeping the botanicals into the base alcohol without re-distillation the result, by nature, is not "gin clear" - instead, they are coloured by the botanicals, where different botanicals impart different colours. This does not mean the gins are "bad", they just have a (rather pretty) colour. They taste amazing!

Gin recipe number 1: basic gin

This is gin using traditional botanicals, and thus forms a great basis from which to start experimenting. The botanicals impart it a light yellow colour.

Gin recipe number 2: hibiscus gin

A slight change in botanicals results in a completely different gin - in this case, amongst others, the addition of hibiscus not only causes the colour to become that subtle peachy/orangy colour, but also changes the flavour profile.