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Making my own gin

Discussion in 'Starting your journey' started by johnnycashflow, May 6, 2020.

  1. johnnycashflow

    johnnycashflow Member

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    am a big gin fan, been drinking way too much of it recently due to covid and staying home,

    thinking about making my own at home and hopefully turning into a business,

    I do love scotch mainly however, I dont have the patience/knowledge/equipment to make it,

    am looking at making a few "flavoured" boutique gins as I have some overseas influences

    gin is attactive at the moment because it doesnt take months to make, plus I have no experience
    just brainstorming at the moment

    what do people think?
  2. LucasArthur

    LucasArthur Renowned Member

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    hands up to be a tester :)
  3. bb1

    bb1 Renowned Member

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    Of all the ideas you have floated on here (there have being many), this one at least has some legs, wobbly but it has legs.
  4. El Arish Tropical Exotics

    El Arish Tropical Exotics Active Member

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    johnnycashflow Member

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  6. bb1

    bb1 Renowned Member

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    I will just throw one spanner in the works, I was in the Barrosa last year, and it seemed like there were as many Gin places as wineries over there now. I just hope you don't jump on the band wagon, where the horse has already bolted.
  7. Dave - FS Concierge

    Dave - FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi @johnnycashflow,

    1) See if you can make a gin you like.
    2) See if you can make a gin your friends like.
    3) See if your friends will buy it.

    If you can do all 3 then you'll be in a position to see if a business is worth pursuing.

    Love to hear how it goes!
    Dave
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    bb1 Renowned Member

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    Sorry I have to strongly disagree with number 2 and 3, never make business decisions based on what your friends or family say, they will rarely say that you are making a crap product or service, you want independent people who wont feel bad about hurting your feelings.
  9. Dave - FS Concierge

    Dave - FS Concierge Administrator Staff Member

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    True they may lie to you :)
    But they probably won't lie with their wallets. If you had 10 friends buying a bottle each month you have a small business. You include them in the R&D phase (tasting) and sell them their favourites.

    Dave

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