Upon your arrival, we'll greet you with a Hotham’s Gin and Tonic. You'll join a group of no more than 20 other gin lovers, in our purpose-built Distilling Room.
Head over to our Botanicals Bench, where you’ll smell and taste amazing botanicals, and choose the ones you like best for your own gin. Our distiller will advise you on the quantities required, and you’ll soon have a balanced recipe ready.
Once you've decided upon your recipe and weighed out your botanicals, you'll add these to your still, where a litre of spirit awaits. You'll learn about the distillation process whilst you enjoy a gin-based cocktail. We'll encourage you to taste your gin as it distils and your botanicals release their flavours, and we'll show you how to measure the strength of your gin.
Whilst you enjoy another one of our delicious G&Ts, our Distiller will talk to you about the history and characteristics of gin, and you'll learn about five main varieties. You'll hear about the Hotham’s brand - how we came to be, and a little about Lord Hotham himself. You'll also learn how to taste gin, and you’ll have the chance to try our gins, distilled right here in the Distillery - Hotham’s Handcrafted Gin and the Hotham’s Cardamom Gin.
Finally, you'll cut, bottle, name and label your unique gin before wax dipping the stopper to seal the bottle.
Don't forget to take graduation photos before you leave our Gin School! You can also rest assured that once you've finished enjoying it, you can buy another bottle - just ring us and our Distiller will recreate your recipe and deliver a new bottle of your gin, straight to your door.
Distil your own gin with botanicals of your choice
Expert help in creating your recipe
3 Hotham’s gin and tonics each
Tasting of Hotham’s gins
Take home your own labelled 70cl bottle
Order your own recipe anytime, delivered to your door
|Tickets||£150 for two people|