It isn’t hard to make great spirits at home, but you do have to play by the rules.
In New Zealand, Austria, Italy, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine it is perfectly legal to home distil for personal use, but elsewhere it is not. In most countries it is illegal for an individual to use a still for the purpose of making your own pure alcohol to drink.
Yet it’s not against the law to own a water distillation unit or a simple plug in and press start air-still, (under 5 litres in Australia) and many people already use these devices to distil water or to make essential oils.
If you are in a country where amateur distillation is not permitted, you will need to purchase the base alcohol from a store in order to create your own liqueur, spirit or schnapps. Low-priced vodka or everclear (grain alcohol) is ideal for this purpose. Brewcan strongly recommends that you check the legal status of amateur distillation in your country beforehand.
Please note that using Spirit flavourings and most other distilling products is LEGAL in every country.