last year I helped a friend distil some cider he’d had knocking about. First time for both of us, we didn’t make the cider and the still was a home-made gift. We read a couple of books, watched lots of YouTube videos and nervously went ahead. -It was some of the best spirits I’ve ever tasted, It was amazing! Did we just get very lucky? Are our perceptions warped because of our pride in our first attempt? Was it due to quality of the cider in the first place? I want to try and make something as good with this years cider, but I’m worried I won’t be able to get lightning to strike twice; any suggestions or comments?