Book a Gin Tasting Masterclass

Enjoy a tutored gin tasting within a historic railway arch at Aberdeen's gin distillery

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A guided exploration of flavour like no other – led by the Head Distiller - taste the core botanicals that make up gin (including Juniper), blend your own wee gin, try the range of Aberdeen Gins (including London Dry and fruit gins), discover your preferred variety of botanicals, guess the mystery single distillate challenge, uncover hidden knowledge with the Q&A and toast the evening with a final G&T.

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At a glance

2 hours
G&T on arrival
Gins & distillates
Mystery taste challenge
Become a gin tasting expert
Swag to take home

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Have you ever wondered what Juniper tastes like? Would you like to become an expert gin taster?

Starting with a double G&T and led by the Head Distiller, the Gin Tasting Masterclass opens up a world of flavour as you experience flavours through a range of single distillates.

Each botanical found in a traditional London Dry Gin has been individually distilled so you may train your palate to recognise the distinct flavours the come together to make gin.

Become a mixologist and blend these distillates together to create your own glass of gin.

Put your new found skills to the test with a challenge – a mystery botanical as a single distillate – can you guess what botanical has been distilled based on flavour?

Enjoy samples from the range of Aberdeen Gins – served directly from beautiful French glass demi-johns – both London Dry and Fruit Gins.

Finally, choose your preferred gin from the range and sip a final G&T as the event concludes with a Q&A session – the perfect time to ask all those gin related questions, such as… Why is gin so popular? How long can I keep my gin? What should I look for when purchasing gin? When is a fruit gin not a gin? Is London Dry Gin all from London? Can I make my own gin at home?

What's included?

  • Double G&T on arrival (alternative mixers available)
  • A rare treat - hone your taste buds with distillates of Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orris - the base botanicals found in most gins.
  • Time for a challenge!  Can you guess the mystery single distillate?
  • Taste the range of Aberdeen Gin
  • 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

  • Meet the makers - the event is led by the Head Distiller
  • A great opportunity to learn what gin really is, how it's made and ask any questions you may have wondered about gin
  • A fun and interactive session - drink and learn!
  • Taste a range of small batch, artisanal, Scottish gins - both London Dry and (locally sourced) fruit gins
  • 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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