In The Box
- Juniper Berries, 1.4 oz
- Coriander Seeds, 0.6 oz
- Angelica Root, 0.6 oz
- Lavender, 0.2 oz
- Citrus Peel, 0.6 oz
- Grains of Paradise, 1.4 oz
- Star Anise, 0.4 oz
- Chamomile, 0.2 oz
- Cardamom Pods, 0.8 oz
- Allspice Berries, 1 oz
- 2 Glass Bottles, 375mL
- 2 Bartop Corks
- Gin-Fusion Instruction/Recipe Booklet
How It Ships
- Orders placed by noon PST will ship out same day
- Choose your delivery date at checkout
Gin For the Win!
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.
The Heart of Gin
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.
Bottles on Bottles
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.
Jul 6th 2018
Vodka martinis anyone?
So I was excited one year to get my dad his favorite vodka for his Martinis. Turns out he’s a gin martini guy. So the following year I got him a small bottle of his favorite gin as a joke and a large bottle of vodka for his real present. Again I switched it up the wrong way.
Well this brings us to this past Father’s Day. In front of my family I gave him yet another bottle of vodka to my family nicely making jokes at me. Luckily the base for gin making at your house is vodka. So after the laughs were done, actually while they still were happening I went over to a shelf in the room and grabbed the gin making kit. Salvation!
So my dad just made three batches and honestly the first one did not turn out as well as it could have. The second was perfect as well as the third. All different.
Thanks again man crates !
Jun 24th 2018
Great Fathers Day Gift
Have made two of the recipes and loved them both. Anxious to try more. GREAT IDEA
Feb 27th 2018
I love gin and dream about distilling my own. Since I don't like showering with men in federal prison this is a much safer route.
I got this as a the best V-tines day gift ever from my wife and couldn't wait to make the first batch. Which I did, and it's fantastic. With some starter recipes included to get you started it's perfect. Now some experimentation and I'm on my way to a signature gin that I'll never be out of!
Apr 24th 2017
I bought this for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it. Loves it is probably an understatement!!! I am so happy to see that there is a refill kit available as we are going to need it.
Feb 13th 2017
For the Gin lover.
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.