If you are just starting out or are looking to expand your portfolio with another Spirit, you will have to figure out what it is you want to make. Most people have an idea of at least the first Spirit they want to make so that part is made easy, however, if you are unsure the list can be a bit daunting. Do you want make Vodka, Gin, Rum, Brandy, Whiskey, a liqueur or maybe something a bit more exotic like Absinthe? I usually suggest that you make what you like to drink yourself. That way you have a direct opinion of what you are making.
I can’t imagine making something I don’t like. What am I going to do go, “OK let’s bottle it; it’s just the right type of nasty”?
-Christopher M Neumann