Store bought flavors

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Re: Store bought flavors

Postby FatManDancing » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:24 am

Still Spirits Icon Butterscotch Schnapps is good
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Re: Store bought flavors

Postby Benny_Stitch » Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:38 pm

Hi guys new member here, just grabbed a few essences from the local HBS to give a try...
Willards pina colada
SS Icon passionfruit gin
Willards Coconut rum
Willards Honey Bourbon
Willards Triple sec
Edwards Rocky Road
Edwards Salted Caramel
SS top shelf cherry bourbon
SS Classic Crafters cut Bourbon

Anyone have any experience with these? tips?

Will post some updates as I get into them

Cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Store bought flavors

Postby RC Al » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:37 pm

Dont do full bottes. Get some very accurate small scales and some eyedropers and work out whats nice before making somethig you may end up re running :puke-huge: (especially with an air still?). You will need the scales if you want to do herbs for gins n stuff anyways.

Most of the flavour bottes will do more than the amount listed comfortably, some need more flavouring added, depends on your tastes. Try different amonts of glucose to get the thickness right.

Mrs likes the rocky road & turksh delight type of things now and then... ill work on a propper trurkish delight with rose water eventually, but I think rocky road can wait lols
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Re: Store bought flavors

Postby Benny_Stitch » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:59 am

Thats a top idea mate, cheers.

No need to waste time and product on crap flavouring.

cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Store bought flavors

Postby Justillit » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:51 pm

Hi guys, i have tried a bunch of the typical HBS brands but have found the ones from here are outstanding. https://keithemms.com/

Again its all personal but I would give it a go, they are made for the T500 reflux

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Re: Store bought flavors

Postby holden4th » Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:43 pm

As a bit of a newbie I've been experimenting with essences and so far have used:

SS Classic Whisky (green box)
Edwards single malt
Willards premium whisky.

However, a mate has put me onto a brand that I really like better than all of these. The brand is called Gold Medal and they make three whisky essences. There's Gallaher's which is essentially and Irish Whiskey, there's Darroch which is essentially a peated single malt and McGregor's. I prefer these over all that i've tried. The SS kit where you create your own profiles sounds interesting.
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