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Homemade limoncello which water to use?

Little extra question.
Why is it necessary to filter some more time(s) after you've added the sirup?

Sep 22, 2012
SirOlf in Spirits

Homemade limoncello which water to use?

Hello there,

Last year I made my first limoncello and now I've finished the last bottle and want to make some new one. It was very good (I also gave a bottle to every member of my family as Christmas gift and they confirmed) but I want to improve the taste. The first step was buying better lemons.

For now I have a 96° alcohol with in it the peels (very thin) of the lemons. That mixture is now 8 days old and it's time for the next step. Adding the water and sugar.
I found a lot of information about the quality needed from the alcohol and lemons but I found no information about the quality of the water. Last year I used ordinary tap-water (very much chalk/lime where I live) but given the fact water is a major ingredient I wonder what is the best to use. Spring water or distilled water. And if I use spring water what should I look at, as least minerals as possible?

Has anybody any experience or experienced upon it?

Sep 22, 2012
SirOlf in Spirits