I've put UK in the title of this because it's talking about brand name ingrediants not generic, and the production methods of the same brands often vary from country to country. Just because something is vegan in the US it doesn't mean it is in the UK etc.
I thought I'd start a thread so that those of us who enjoy making and drinking cocktails can share info. Before I go any further I'd like to point out that I'm well aware of outdated lists floating around the web of vegan spirits and utterly useless/misleading bits of info like the vegan society's "most spirits are vegan" animal free shopper quote. Anyone posting links to such sites will be made to stand in the corner for not reading the first post
The thread is designed to serve these purposes:
1) Share which ingrediants we know to be vegan, where to buy them and what price to expect to pay per litre
2) Request info about where to source vegan ingrediants
3) Share info about equipment, books etc
4) Share recipes and info about making them (although for classic cocktails you're better off just buying a book off amazon)
The only rule is that if you post that a spirit or ingrediant is vegan you state why you think this is so and whether it's a hunch or something verfified.