Visitors to the multi-award-winning Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery are in for a gin experience they’ll never forget!
Founders Emma and Simon met over a G&T back in January 2017. Their shared love of gin inspired their first date at a gin school in the Midlands, where they were inspired to think about developing their own gin recipe. After a year of learning about the gin making process, and experimenting with recipes, they launched a micro-distillery, Hotham's Handcrafted Gin and Hotham's Cardamom Gin, and a Gin School.
Gin lovers are able to visit the Distillery not only to buy bottles of Hotham’s Gin, but also to join in a unique experience day where they will learn about the history of gin, botanicals and the gin making process.
At the Botanicals Bench, you'll smell and taste the key ingredients of over 100 botanicals from around the world. With the help of expert distillers, you'll select and weigh the botanicals for your very own gin – ready to add these to your still, where a litre of spirit awaits.
You'll learn about the distillation process and how to properly taste gin - sampling your gin as it distils. You’ll find out about the history and characteristics of gin, the five main varieties, and how Hotham’s came to be. There’s even a chance to try Hotham’s gins, distilled on site!
Finally, you'll cut, bottle, name and label your unique creation – just don't forget to take graduation photos before you leave the Gin School!