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Best Gin Making Kit

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best gin making kit for UK buyers. These are a great gift idea for any gin lover, as it allows them to have fun making different flavours of gin. Most of these gin making kits come with easy to use instructions to help users get started on their gin making journey.

It is worth pointing out that almost all of the available gin making kits will need to be used with a 700 ml bottle of Vodka as this is not supplied with the kit. Some people prefer to use a bottle of Gin, rather than the Vodka.

Our Top Picks

#1

4.6/5

The Ultimate Gin Making Kit

The Ultimate Gin Making Kit is from the Vemacity store and uses British soured botanicals to help make delicious gin. You can even make colour-changing and pink gin within 3 days, so always worth the wait.

This gin kit includes a unique botanical called Butterfly Pea Flower which makes your gin to go from blue to pink. It also includes Hibiscus, Rose Petals and Pink Peppercorns to make a delicate pink gin. 

With this gin making kit, you will be able to make up to 10 bottles of your own unique botanical rich, fragrant gin.

The kit includes a cocktail spoon and jigger

You do need to purchase a 70cl bottle of vodka and you will be able to get started.

92% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

#2

4.5/5

Sandy Leaf Farm Ultimate Gin Maker's Kit

With this popular choice, this gin making kit allows you to make 10 bottles (700 ml each bottle) of your own gin in 2-3 days.

The kit does include almost everything you need to get started. The only other item that you have to buy is a 700ml bottle of Vodka.

In the kit you get juniper berries, botanicals, funnel, metal strainer, kraft paper bottle tags, testing pipettes, cotton twine, measuring scoops and the instructions on setting up your kit. There are enough ingredients in this kit to be able to make 8 different blends.

This type of kit does make a great fun gift for friends and family, and especially if they are lovers of gin.

90% buyer satisfaction based on 1,600+ online buyer reviews

#2

5/5

Do Your Own Gin - DIY Gin Making Kit

This gin making gift idea was initially seen on Vogue magazine, and there are plenty of online buyer reviews, so clearly this kit sells really well. Like the other kits, you will have to buy a 700 ml bottle of Vodka.

This kit has 12 fragrant herbs and spices to give your gin a truly personal touch. All our botanicals are 100 % natural, freshly sourced and come in glass tubes with real corks.

The kit also contains two beautiful Italian-glass prep bottles and a high-grade funnel made of stainless steel.

The kit also includes labels for your finished gin product.

The kit has twelve glass cylinders, three of which contains fresh juniper and nine with exciting spices. Also included in the box are two empty glass bottles with the Do Your Gin label for you to individualize your creation, a funnel and three pre-selected recipe suggestions.

90% buyer satisfaction based on 1,300+ online buyer reviews

#3

5/5

Makester Gin Making Kit

This gin tasting gift set contains almost everything you need to make your own craft gin at home.  (As with the others a bottle of Vodka also needs to be purchased)

This kit has gin botanicals that will allow you to create your favourite premium artisan gins.

This kit has a recipe guide that will allow you to infuse your own gin, such as Original Dry Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin, Raspberry & Hibiscus, Pink Gin, Rhubarb & Ginger & Liquorice

This particular DIY gin kit comes in a designed gift box. Inside the box you will get 2 x 375ml gin bottles & corks, 9 Botanical Bags: Juniper Berries, Raspberry, Hibiscus, Cacao Nibs, Orange Peel, Rhubarb, Ginger, Liquorice & Coriander, Funnel, Strainer, Gin labels and gin guide.

90% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

#4

5/5

Sandy Leaf Gin Making Kit - Make a 1 Litre Bottle

This is an ideal choice for anyone who simply wants to try out making infused gin at home.

With this kit you'll be able to make a big bottle of your own home-infused botanical gin, in 2 days.

The gin kit includes almost everything you need to get started (You will need to purchase a 700ml vodka.

Inside this small kit you get a signature botanical spice blend, Cotton filter, Tasting pipette, Kraft paper bottle tags and cotton string to label your gin with. This kit has a very long shelf life so would be a great gift.

86% buyer satisfaction based on 4,000+ online buyer reviews

#5

5/5

Barcraft Gin Making Kit

Like most kits you simply add spices and botanicals to vodka to make your own aromatic varieties with this gin making kit.

This kit includes an easy to follow guide. making this set is ideal for beginners looking to discover a world of gin making.

It also includes 1 x mixing bottle, 1 x funnel, 1 x sieve, 2 x G&T glasses and 1 x pack of botanical mix.

With its easy to follow method, this 'make you own gin' set a fabulous gift idea for anyone who loves gin. It's perfect for beginners, allowing them to try their hand at steeping their own tipple.


86% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews

Which Vodka Should You use with a Gin Making Kit?

Most of the makers of these kits suggest buying an inexpensive Vodka to make your own infused gin at home. That does work OK, but the reality is the better of quality Vodka you buy, then the smoother and better tasting your gin will be.

We have included three popular choices below, and the majority of people picked the Smirnoff red label option as it is the cheapest and also very good quality.

Smirnoff Red Label Vodka

Stolichnaya Vodka

Reyka Vodka

Hopefully we have provided you with enough information to have your first go at making gin at home. It is going to be fun anyway and let's face it, it's also going to be a whole lot cheaper as well.

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