How to distil

You can easily make great tasting spirits, cocktails and liqueurs at home!

Once you have your spirit, all you do is add your flavouring, hey presto... it’s done! With hundreds of flavours, your spirit creation will have all the characteristics you’re after - colour, aroma, texture, taste, and alcohol content! You can distil the base spirit yourself, or you can purchase vodka and flavour it.

Step 1: Making a wash

Step 2: Distilling

Step 3: Filtering

Step 4: Flavouring/Blending


A little bit of red tape …  It isn't hard to make great spirits at home, but you do have to play by the rules. In New Zealand, Austria, Italy, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine it is perfectly legal to home distil for personal use, but elsewhere it is not. In most countries it is illegal for an individual to use a still for the purpose of making your own pure alcohol to drink. Yet it’s not against the law to own a water distillation unit or a simple ‘plug in and press start’ air-still, (under 5 L in Australia) and many people already use these devices to distil water or to make essential oils. If you are in a country where amateur distillation is not permitted, you will need to purchase the base alcohol from a store in order to create your own liqueur, spirit or schnapps. Low priced vodka or everclear (grain alcohol) is ideal for this purpose. Still Spirits strongly recommends that you check the legal status of amateur distillation in your country beforehand. Please note that using Still Spirits flavourings and most other distilling products is LEGAL in every country.