You are free to brew as much beer as you want in the UK as long as it is for personal use.
For distilled spirits, where one evaporates and captures the alcohol, you need a license. I'm just wondering if you require the same license if you cold distill instead of distilling with a kettle?
When cold distilling, you take your apple wine (or beer) and freeze it. The water freezes but the alcohol does not.
If you then strain the liquid you have a nice apple liqueur.
So does the cold distilling influence the license requirement or is it the same regardless of the distilling method?