Introduction to Home Distilling


| 2/20/2014 4:08:00 PM


Tags: home distilling, alcohol, whiskey, Colorado, Josh Bayne,

There is a buzz in my industry right now over all of this “Moonshiners” stuff. Tickle this, and Tickle that. Jim Tom, Tim, Jeff, and those other boys seem to have awakened a bit of a sleeping giant. Since the initial airing of Moonshiners, the spirits industry has seen a number of changes and one of them has been the revival of illegal home distilling.

The Legality of Home Distilling

Tools For Home Distilling

Before going any further, please be aware, home distilling without proper licenses, permits, bonds, and local authorization is illegal. There is no way around it. Making the decision to distill spirits illegally carries both threat of fines and imprisonment. Doing so, should not be taken lightly.

However, that hasn’t stopped many people. People all over the world are buying small, “home-sized” stills and distilling up some of their favorite cloned spirits. If you like Jack, Jim, Crown, or Patron, with a little bit of practice and some determination, you too could distill the same spirits, if not distill something better.




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