So today is World Gin Day, and—what’s that?—you don’t have any gin? Perhaps Samuel M'Harry’s 1809 guide to distilling can be of service. Here he provides an interesting approach to creating “Holland Gin,” also known as jenever, from rye whiskey. You’ll need a bit of unslaked lime, salt, hops, isinglass, and plenty of juniper berries. Or maybe just go to a liquor store. Either way.
The practical distiller, or, An introduction to making whiskey, gin, brandy, spirits, &c. &c…1809. New-York Historical Society.