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Gin Blending Masterclass

Regular price £100.00/per person
See booking calendar for dates 3 hours Cotswolds Distillery, Stourton
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 Gin Blending Masterclass is an experience you won’t want to miss.

The class begins with a welcome Cotswolds Cloudy 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 note, a soft drink option will be made available for those not drinking. Over 18s only.

If you have any queries about accessibility, please give our tours team a call on 01608 238 533.

If you would like to book a private masterclass for 10 people, please get in touch with Millie at asmith@cotswoldsdistillery.com to arrange a suitable date and time.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I book using a gift voucher?

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

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What is your cancellation policy?

If you would like to cancel your tour and receive a full refund, we require at least 14 days notice.

How to FIND US

Our distillery is nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds and is best reached by car. We’re about two hour’s drive from London and have free car parking on site.

The nearest train station is Banbury station which is on the line from London Marylebone and Birmingham. Taxis can be found at the station and the drive takes about half an hour.

What our CUSTOMERS SAY

  • Absolutely great evening run by two extremely knowledgeable, friendly and passionate members of staff. We had a great evening and would highly recommend this experience!

    Emilie T

  • I thoroughly enjoyed my Gin Blending Masterclass - a leaving gift from my last job. Brian and Alison did an excellent job guiding us through the history and teaching us how to blend our own personal gin. It was wonderful!

    Ros B

  • Really interesting explanation of the gin making process, and of course plenty of tasting! Very nice to come away with your very own blended gin and fantastic hospitality by Dean and the team.

    Nigel M