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Become a distiller at the Gin School Experience

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Become a Distiller and create your very own Scottish Gin in this 3 hour experience!

Starting with a double G&T welcome drink you'll uncover Aberdeen's rich distilling heritage and the origins of gin before going on to tour the restricted production areas to find out how Aberdeen Gins are made.

Learn about the base gin botanicals and the premium organic alcohol. Following on from a short introduction to the botanicals available, choose from over 100 botanicals and distil your perfect bottle of gin using a beautiful copper alembic mini-still.

Distilling at the Gin School Experience

At a glance

3 hours
G&T on arrival
Gins throughout
Sample the full range
Celebratory cocktail
Take home a 70cl bottle of gin
Swag to take home

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The group is led by the Head Distiller who is on hand to help you select the ideal botanicals and quantities for your unique gin recipe.

While you wait for your gin to distil, enjoy samples from the range of Aberdeen Gins. You'll be introduced to the background of each gin as well as the ingredients used - find out how each gin is unique and how they are authentically distilled in Aberdeen. Sip a G&T made to order based on your preferred sample.

Finally, decide the strength, bottle, cap and label your own full sized 70cl bottle of gin - you’ll need a name for it too!

Celebrate becoming a distiller with a surprise cocktail.

What's included?

  • Double G&T on arrival (alternative mixers available)
  • Several G&T's from the range of Aberdeen Gins and sample the full range too
  • Gin and mixer of your choice
  • Non-alcoholic alternatives available e.g. water, soft drinks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Swag to take home

Why we think you'll love it

  • Become an Aberdeen Distiller!
  • Use a copper alembic mini-still and create a gin to your own recipe
  • Meet the makers - the event is led by the Head Distiller
  • Tour of the restricted production area
  • Learn all about the botanicals that make gin, gin
  • Taste a range of small batch, artisanal, Scottish gins - both London Dry and (locally sourced) fruit gins
  • Decorate your own label and name your gin
  • Learn how to make your own gin at home

What to know

  • Minimum age 18+.  Challenge 25 in effect - please remember to bring proof of age.
  • Arrive up to 15 minutes before the event start time
  • Events may overrun by up to 30 minutes
  • For more information check out the essential event information and experience FAQs.
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