My distillate smells of methylated spirits, what should I do? Nat January 13, 2023 09:28 Updated Follow If your distillate smells like methylated spirits or nail polish after distillation, Dilute it down to 30-40% Distil again ensuring to re discard foreshots Use the EZ Filter or Filter Pro to polish the spirit removing any residual aroma Related articles What are the heads, hearts and tails in distilling? Is it safe and legal to make my own spirits? Can I use the Turbo 500 to distil fruit brandies, whiskeys and rum? What are the things that most influence the quality I can achieve? Will I make methanol when I distil?