Gin Tasting Masterclass

Overview

Gin Tasting Masterclass

Following a welcome Gin & Tonic, join us on an exploration of individual botanicals though single distillates, training your palate to the flavours that make a classic gin. Use this knowledge in a tutored tasting of three distinctive styles of gin, concluding with a Gin & Tonic of your choice.

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: 2-20 people
Price: £39 / person

What's included?

  • Double Gin and Tonic on arrival
  • Talk on the different types of gin, the processes involved and what makes a gin...a gin
  • Taste a range of single distillates
  • Tutored Gin tasting by the head distiller of three distinctly different gins
  • Samples of our own genuinely small batch gins
  • A Gin & Tonic made from a preferred demi-john (traditional gin / fruit based gin)
  • Shopping at the distillery shop

Booking

Want a different date? We are happy to arrange a date / time that suits you - please get in touch


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Minimum age

You must be 18 years or older to enter. Challenge 25 is in effect.

Exclusive booking

Those who are booking for themselves/others who are considered to be vulnerable are welcome to request an exclusive event in order to minimise social contact. Exclusive events can be arranged up to a week in advance. We run events on demand and at short notice.
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COVID-19 information

As things can change quickly with coronavirus we are offering a no-fuss, no-fee rebooking/refund until further notice. Book with confidence that you can attend your event, rebook your event or simply get a refund.

We have implemented the Scottish Government’s recommended measures in order to protect everyone from COVID-19.

City of Aberdeen Distillery’s own hand sanitiser is freely available for use as required, social distancing at 2m (or 1m depending on the current guidance) and surfaces are regularly cleaned.

What others are saying

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This was an incredible experience, Alan & Dan were just wonderful. If you really want a unique experience then this is definitely something for you. Worth every penny.

-- Cathy H - Darwin, Australia
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This is an excellent activity for big groups and for small ones to indulge in... A brilliant night out for sure!

-- Julia B, Aberdeen
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I would highly recommend anyone to attend this as you will definitely have a good time and get to leave with a bottle of gin made by you!

-- Darryl M, Aberdeen
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We did a gin tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Alan and Dan were friendly and so very knowledgeable about gin and the history of distilling in Aberdeen. The gin they make is delicious and we tried all the lovely flavours. What they have done with the space in the Arches is great and we are looking forward to going back to do the gin school.

-- Jen and Tim, Aberdeen
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This was possibly the best birthday gift experience I've had. It was a joint gift for my daughter and I who have birthdays several days apart and we had a memorable, informative and entertaining evening. The venue has wow factor, the hosts are helpful, knowledgeable, informative and professional and we came away with our chosen gins. The range of botanicals available was mind boggling and I was glad the hosts expertise when we were selecting our mix. So much fun...

-- Pauline, Aberdeen
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Fantastic evening at the Gin school. It was brilliant : informative and entertaining in equal measures. Dan and Alan went above and beyond to make sure our experience was special and were great hosts. We were looked after start to finish and would highly recommend.

-- Emily T, Aberdeen
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We did the tasting masterclass. It was great, learned a lot and had way more drinks than we expected. Alan and Dan were really great and I would highl recommend it for anyone that wants to discover gin or maybe doesn't like it much and is open to diacovering it! Thank you!!!

-- Thibault, France
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We went for the discovery tour, upon arrival you get a double (their own ‘Fresh’) gin & tonic which didn’t last very long. Interesting history of gin making in Aberdeen. Very friendly hosts and good fun. We’ll be back for the gin school 👍

-- Kenny M, Aberdeen
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Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, delicious gin. Whats not to love?

-- Cecilia F, Aberdeen
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Si vous êtes de passage à Aberdeen, n'hésitez pas à vous rendre dans cette distillerie de gin. Le lieu est très agréable, tout est bien pensé. Dan et Alan animent la visite de manière très chaleureuse et avec humour. L'histoire de la création de cette distillerie et de leur rencontre est très intéressante. Les informations sont précises et utiles. Les étapes de création du gin sont bien expliquées et la partie dégustation est très conviviale. Une excellente expérience que je recommande et que je referai moi même avec grand plaisir !

-- Marie, France
(feedback from a Discovery Tours, Gin Tasting Masterclasses and Gin School Experiences)

 

 

 

 

Useful information

All tours start with a double G&T, include tastings from the current range of demi-johns and are led by the head distiller.