Workshops and Experiences
Design and Distill Your Perfect Gin
At our Gin School, gin lovers spend an enjoyable evening choosing botanicals, creating a recipe and distilling their own spirit, before heading home with their very own bottle of gin.
What happens at Gin School?
Students are greeted on arrival at Gin School with a gin and tonic. Our distillers give an introduction to gin and its ingredients, its history and folklore.
The students explore a wide range of classic and unusual gin botanicals, then create their own personal gin recipe, with expert guidance from the distillers.
Weights and Measures
Next it’s time for the budding gin makers to weigh the botanicals and load them into their individual copper alembic stills. We serve a second gin-based beverage and some food (see below).
Heads or Tails
Distillers guide guests through the skilled process of separating the “heads”, “hearts” and “tails” of their gin. Watching the distillate slowly drip into the bottle provides the opportunity to enjoy a third gin and tonic or cocktail.
TASTE AND BOTTLE
When distillation is finished, the gin teachers assist in measuring and diluting the distillate to proper strength. After everyone has had a taste of the finished product, it is bottled and decorated with attractive customisable labels.
Happy guests leave us after three hours, full of gin and newfound knowledge, and with a 500ml bottle of their own unique gin.
Tickets are £175 for a couple or £145 for a single person. This price includes use of a still, access to botanicals, one 500ml bottle of your handcrafted gin to take home, three gin & tonics or martinis/cocktails each over the course of the session and a selection of nibbles.
Prices for private group events (Gin School is a popular choice for Stag and Hen parties) can be quoted on request.
How to Book
Please contact us via the booking request form to express your preferred dates. We will then get back to you to make arrangements.
Giving the Gift of Gin
We offer the option to buy a gift voucher which is redeemable against any Gin School session for the following 12 months. Vouchers can be bought in store or ordered from our online shop.