Botanical Basket and Gin Botanicals Kit

Make a London Dry style gin with the Gin Botanicals Kit and Botanical Basket. Simply make your spirit wash as normal, put your Botanicals Kit ingredients into the basket and screw the basket on to the Alembic Pot Still dome and condensor or T500 condenser (by removing the saddles) and run your spirit through.

You can also use the Botanicals Basket to infuse your spirit with other flavours e.g. citrus or elderflower for your own unique brand of spirit.

The Gin Botanicals Kit is a blend of juniper berries, coriander seeds, liquorice root and citrus peels. The ideal blend to make a delicious London Dry style gin. 

Written by Rachael Pickering — August 17, 2017

Oak Spirals

Infusion spirals provide simple and fast extraction of oak aroma and flavour at a fraction of the price of a barrel. They are also really easy to add to bottles or a carboy and remove afterwards, there is no need to filter out chips.
We have a range of oak spirals now available, one to add straight to a bottle and three styles to add to a carboy. 



These can used in spirits, wine, beer and cider.
Wine: Use 1 spiral per 11 to 23 L for 6 weeks or until desired flavour is achieved. Beer, spirits and cider: Use 1 spiral per 11 L for 3 - 6 weeks or until desired flavour is achieved.



Use 1 spiral per 1 L of beer, spirit or cider and leave for 1 to 2 weeks, or until desired flavour is achieved.

Important Notice: Air Still Infusion Basket

The Still Spirits Air Still has a hole under the lid where vapour enters and condenses in the cooling coil before coming out as liquid alcohol. It has come to our attention that a few customers are finding pieces of botanicals stuck within the cooling coil. This may cause unwanted pressure build up inside of the unit.


To prevent this, when using the Air Still Infusion Basket we suggest:

  • Use a muslin cloth, hop bag or tea bag when using small botanical materials such as dried herbs and spices.
  • Use plant material that are larger than the hole under the lid i.e. larger than 1cm in diameter.
  • We do not recommend turning the top of the Air Still upside down when inserting the basket. Make sure no plat material falls into the hole. 

Written by Trent Slater — May 31, 2017

Flavour Change - Top Shelf Grande Paris - 35147


We have completely revamped our Top Shelf Grande Paris Liqueur essence (35147) to give it a delicious new flavour profile. This new version combines the flavours of aged cognac with delicate orange peel in a blend reminiscent of the best selling French Liqueur.

The change will take place from batch 4097 produced in March 2014.

A New Way to Distil with Still Spirits!

Finally, Still Spirits is bringing to you a state of the art home pot still!

Our Alchemist Series Alembic Pot Still will allow you to make traditional spirit from grain and other products where you wish to retain the flavours rather than strip them out.

Make traditional whiskey from grain and impress friends and family with this new setup plus so much more, the options are endless. Click here to read about how it works!

Currently available in NZ and will be in Aus very soon. It will be on its way to UK, US, Canada and South Africa soon too. See your local stockist to enquire about getting your hands on one.

Written by Rachael Pickering — January 29, 2014


Still Spirits is the recognised world leader in distilling products and spirit flavours. With Still Spirits, you can easily make low cost alcohol and turn it into delicious, full flavoured, alcoholic beverages that evoke the taste of far more expensive spirits & liqueurs.