We don’t know much about the guy who wrote, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” except that he probably wasn’t using swords right.
As much as we enjoy the idea of distilling our own gin, we moreso enjoy keeping our eyesight, bathtubs, and status as mostly law-abiding citizens intact. And while DIY spirit distillation isn’t as mischievous as Prohibition-era propaganda paints it, it’ll still earn a modern-day moonshiner a few free nights in the county lock-up.
Thankfully, we’ve found a way to get in on gin without also getting a visit from Johnny Law or his lesser known siblings Jimmy Firefighter and Jenny Emergency Ocular Surgeon.
Compound gin is our legal loophole. It infuses the spirit after distillation and is an easy entry into the world of producing excellent, custom cocktail spirits. The Gin-Fusion Kit is the perfect DIY process for the true gintleman.
Juniper berries make up the base foundation for any gin, so we’ve included a healthy amount in the Gin-Fusion Kit.
We’ve also assembled a botanical dream team, nine flavor muses to infuse the gin with a unique personality. These botanicals are the active ingredients responsible for every gin’s unique aroma and flavor.
The Man Crates-exclusive gin-making instruction book comes with three recipes for a surefire success. It also strongly encourages experimentation.
Good news! Making compound gin doesn’t require slowly stealing lab equipment from a community college chemistry class the way distilling gin does. These fancy glass bottles should do the trick.
We’re including two 375mL bottles for flavor infusion, which we hear can split a 750mL bottle of vodka evenly. We can’t know for sure since we were forcibly removed from that community college chemistry class before fractions were covered.
The Gin-Fusion Kit puts the fun and freedom of gin infusion into the hands of the everyman.
In an awesome cardboard box (NOT A CRATE). Corrugated C Flute cardboard with regular slotted style...told you it was awesome!
02/13/2017 Steve Gin-Fusion Kit 5
After nine tries I was able to come up with a custom blend that I like even better than Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray which are my favorites. Let me give you some tips to speed up the process. Start with a mid price or better vodka. A rough vodka will produce a rough gin. Spend the extra $5.
Use only half the recommended amount of the herbs and you will still have a very strong flavor, stronger than most commercial gins. Start with only five herbs. Using more makes it very difficult to identify that one flavor that maybe you don't care for. Go real easy on the coriander and allspice, they can be very overpowering.
Make small batches until you find what you like. No need to be stuck with large batch failures that no one can drink.
Use no Star Anise unless you just love a strong licorice flavor.
You are on your way to a wonderful result.
12/27/2016 Chris Gin-Fusion Kit 5
received as a Christmas gift. just tried the first batch today. as a gin drinker, I have to say this is better than any mainstream store bought gin I have ever tried! started a second batch today as well. Do not think the first batch is going to make to the weekend!
Highly recommend, fun to make and tastes better than any gin I have tried. Can nto wait for my friends to try it!
12/21/2016 Monique Gin-Fusion Kit 5
I got my box as a gift from my son. He demanded that I open it before Christmas (I assume that he wanted a drink ready for him when he came to visit). I just happened to have a bottle of vodka ready to go.
First batch is infusing now and we can't wait! What a great way to make a personal and creative drink for friends and family.
12/8/2016 Lori Gin-Fusion Kit 5
Missed the little box that says it comes in a cardboard box. What a disappointment! I could have done this myself. Not sure what the point is if it isn't in a crate!!!
Man Crates edit:
I am so sorry to hear you are disappointed that your order did not come in a crate. We do have a few items that we sell which do not come in crates. The crates are our the base of our brand and excellent gifts. However, we choose not to limit such glorious gift-giving to just wooden boxes. We offer other legendary gifts such as our: fresh-from-the-front-lines Ammo Cans, or our insanely-delicious JerkyGrams, and most recently our line of (If-You Want-Something-Done-Right-You-Have-To-) DIY project kits.
We do try our best to make it clear that certain items do not come in crates. Repeatedly on the site we make mention of this, specifically under the "add to cart" button we have written "This product ships in a box (NOT A CRATE) " as well as including a picture of how the item ships. In the product description we also have listed "Delivered: In an awesome cardboard box (NOT A CRATE)" shown on the page. On the cart page before you process your order we have also included this message and another picture of how the items ships as well. Sorry if you missed any or all of these signals, we've done our best to try and give you a heads up!
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I'm sorry for any confusion resulting from the purchase that was thought to be coming in a crate. As always, we have a very generous return policy and if you wish you can return the item for a complete refund for any reason.