GIN BASKET ANDCOLUMN STILL
The evaporated ethanol passes first through the gin basket. The gin basket is filled with lighter, more subtle botanicals like grapefruit peel, sage, star anise, chamomile, lemon verbena and others depending on the gin. The distillate vapor picks up the flavorful oils from the botanicals in the gin basket before continuing to the column still and condensing to a liquid at each plate of the column. The condensed alcohol at the plate is then re-evaporated by pressure from the distillation to clarify the distillate.