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You only need minimal filtration to account for any stray particulate that might enter the product due to handling (tanks, hoses, pumps, etc), as the distillate itself should be nearly free of any particulate contamination.

If you keep your process clean, even a small in-line filter as part of your bottling process should be more than sufficient.  Nothing elaborate here.  Realistically, you don't really even need a very small micron filtration - since it's most likely that you'll be dealing with stray dust as the primary contaminent.

For gin specifically, I wouldn't want to expose it to too much oxygen, nor would I want to expose it to too much filtration media (especially something like cellulose media, which  might absorb oils).

If you are doing a good job with handling and processing, and rinsing out tanks, lines, filling machines prior to bottling - you might be able to get away with no filtration at all.

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