We start with a meet and greet, introduce you to gin and the equipment you will use. We will then go through some gin tastings and start to delve into what gin is.
We will cover how its made, the different styles, the history behind it, and the botanicals which go into making gin.
You will be able to smell and taste the different botanicals and their distillates for you to get an idea of how these come together to make the characteristic of the gins you know and love.
We will then go into distillation, how it works, why its important, and the techniques behind it.
Finally we then get to make our own bottle of gin. There will be a range of botanicals for you to choose from. You will have base recipes to use as a guide, and from there you can choose whatever you like to go into your new gin. We will carefully weigh all the botanicals, and add them to your own mini copper pot still where you get to go through a complete distillation of your gin.
Finally once the distillation is over you will get to bottle your final product. We provide labels so you can be listed as the master distiller and you can show this off to your family and friends!
Throughout the workshop there will be gins and gin and tonics to try out. The workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in gin and distilling and is designed to be fun and interactive – no need to have any prior experience in.. anything.