Experiences


Nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, our distillery offers visitors a rare opportunity to see a range of different spirits being made…


We are delighted to announce that our long-awaited visitor centre is finally open!

With two beautiful Cotswolds stone chimneys as the focal point, our new home includes a shop filled with our full range of Outstanding Natural Spirits, presentation room, spacious tasting room and a café providing light bites, teas and coffees throughout the day. We’re also introducing two brand new gin and whisky masterclasses which will take place once a month on the mezzanine space where you’ll be able to blend your very own spirits.

We look forward to welcoming our visitors to this exciting new space, so book a place below and come and see our Outstanding Natural Spirits up close.

Distillery Tour and Tasting

11am, 1pm, 3pm (90 minutes in total) | 7 days a week | £15 per person | Must be pre-booked


Includes:

  • Guided tour of the distillery including the production areas and warehouses
  • Tasting of our full range of spirits
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The tour begins with a short video which highlights our Cotswolds Distillery story and traditional production methods. Shortly after, we’ll take you around the distillery’s production areas and warehouses whilst giving you a detailed account of how we craft our award-winning spirits, where you’ll be able to see (and smell!) the processes in action. At the end of the tour, you can make yourself at home in our stylish tasting room to sample our range of spirits and liqueurs.

The tour goes around the whole distillery site and contains approximately 45 minutes of walking and standing. Please note the production gantry centre can only be accessed from a flight of stairs – this part of the tour lasts less than 5 minutes and is simply to see the processes that have been described in action. If you have any queries about accessibility, please give the tours team a call on 01608 238 533. We provide take away samples for those not drinking and ask visitors to drink responsibly.

If you’re booking with a gift voucher, please call our tours team on 01608 238 533 or email tours@cotswoldsdistillery.com to book

Gin Blending Masterclass

4 - 7pm | Once a month, please refer to booking schedule for specific dates | £100 per person


Includes:

  • Cloudy Cotswolds G&T on arrival
  • Guided tour of the distillery and R&D lab
  • Detailed explanation of the gin-making process
  • Blend your own gin
  • Create your own perfect serve
  • Make your own Martini
  • 2 20cl bottles of your bespoke gin
  • 1 20cl bottle of Cotswolds Dry Gin
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If you’re looking to discover how we make our award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, as well as the chance to create your very own gin, then our brand new gin blending masterclass is an experience you don’t want to miss.

The class begins with a welcome cloudy Cotswolds G&T on arrival, whilst your host will talk you through the history of gin and explain how this juniper flavoured spirit is made. You’ll then be taken on a tour of the distillery and shown around our research and development lab, where you’ll be getting up close and personal to our Holstein still, Valerie, whilst learning about the process of single pot distillation and how our Cotswolds Dry Gin was developed.

Then the real fun begins… Before blending your gin, you will nose and taste a variety of botanicals and distillates, ranging from fruity to spicy botanicals. You can mix the distillates as you wish, so you can be sure the final product will be your very own, personalised gin! Once you’ve mastered your recipe, your host will use their expert knowledge to help you create a unique perfect serve which you can sip on afterwards.

Before the evening draws to a close, you’ll learn how to make a Martini cocktail using your bespoke gin, and the rest will be bottled up to take away with you in a presentation box. We will also include a 20cl bottle of our Cotswolds Dry Gin so you can enjoy a cloudy G&T at home. Our shop will be open afterwards if you’d like to explore the rest of our range of spirits.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements. Over 18’s only. Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi for after your visit (Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721). A soft drink option will be made available for those not drinking.

Whisky Blending Masterclass

4 - 7pm | Once a month, please refer to booking schedule for specific dates | £100 per person


Includes:

  • Highball whisky cocktail on arrival
  • Guided tour of the distillery and the warehouse
  • Detailed explanation of the whisky-making process
  • Blend your own whisky
  • Make your own whisky cocktail
  • 2 20cl bottles of your bespoke single malt whisky
  • 1 20cl bottle of Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
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Join us for our brand new whisky blending masterclass, where you’ll learn all about what makes our award-winning whiskies so special, and where you’ll be able to blend your very own whisky.

Whilst you’re enjoying your Highball whisky cocktail on arrival, we’ll talk you through the history of whisky and our Cotswolds Distillery story. We’ll then take you on a guided tour around the distillery and into the warehouse, where you’ll learn all about the magic of whisky maturation, including the different types of barrels we use to age our whiskies and what flavours they impart.

After gaining an insight into the whisky making process, your host will give you an introduction on how to nose whisky before you smell and taste the four cask strength samples aged in different barrels. Once you’ve decided on the flavour profile you’d like to create, we’ll help you blend your own whisky using the different cask samples.

We’ll then shake things up a little and show you how to make a whisky cocktail with your blended single malt whisky, before bottling up the rest for you to take home in a presentation box. We’ll also give you a 20cl bottle of our flagship Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky so that you can enjoy a dram with family and friends. Our shop will be open afterwards if you’d like to explore the rest of our range of spirits.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements. Over 18’s only. Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi for after your visit (Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721). A soft drink option will be made available for those not drinking.


Please note...

  • We are unable to accommodate children under 8 years of age on our distillery tour.
  • Children aged 8-17 years of age must always be accompanied by an adult and will not be able to partake in tasting sessions or masterclasses.
  • Please note, the distillery is an industrial setting - guests must be dressed appropriately for entry; no high heels (the gantry has a grated floor that is unsuitable for thin heels) or open toed shoes.
  • ID will be required.
  • We are a non-smoking site, this includes all vapes and E-Cigarettes.
  • The distillery itself is quite noisy and very hot in the summer.
  • The site is wheelchair-accessible in all areas apart from the mezzanine floors in the visitor centre and the production gantry.
  • Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi (Cotswold Chauffeur Drive and Taxis 07555 30 20 30, Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721)

How can we help

If you’re booking with a gift voucher, please call our tours team on 01608 238 533 or email tours@cotswoldsdistillery.com to book

If you need to cancel a distillery tour booking, please give at least 48 hours notice, in which case we will happily refund you

If you need to cancel a masterclass, please give at least 14 days notice, and we will happily refund you


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tours@cotswoldsdistillery.com or call our tours team on 01608 238 533 choosing option 1 if you need any help.

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