Private Virtual Events

What is a virtual tasting?

Did you ever want to go to a fun filled party but you equally wouldn’t mind staying dry and cozy by the fire? Now you can!

A virtual event is a great way for your friends/colleagues to come together and enjoy an event while staying warm, comfortable and safely socially distant.

Join the Head Distiller for a Virtual Gin Tasting and discover the world of Aberdeen distilled gin while following along with a range of carefully selected gins. 

Let’s make this an amazing time. Let’s bring people together. Let’s have a gin (or two)...

The distillery

City of Aberdeen Distillery is owned and run by two friends, Dan and Alan. The distillery opened its doors in December 2019,  proudly reviving Aberdeen’s lost distilling heritage. The last distillery (Strathdee Distillery) closed its doors way back in 1941 – a pause of almost 80 years.

Situated in the heart of the city, within a historic railway arch, visitors can discover the operational distillery, the Aberdeen Gin School and a retail environment offering samples and the ability for visitors to take home a bottle, filled directly from a selection of gin-filled French glass demi-johns.

During the pandemic the distillery expanded their range of their true Aberdeen distilled gins, supplied NHS GP surgeries hand santisier free of charge, worked towards launching an exciting range of offerings and will soon release their official distillery gin (as voted by the people of Aberdeen and friends of Aberdeen).

The gin produced at the distillery is small batch, full-flavoured, limited edition and Scottish. The gins all distilled using premium organic alcohol.

Packages

Discovery Edition

3 gins

£25 / person

+ delivery

  • One ticket to the virtual event, led by the Head Distiller and broadcast from Aberdeen's distillery
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Introduction to Aberdeen's distillery
  • Short talk on what gin is, how to taste gin and the flavours to look out for
  • 3 x 5cl miniatures from our range of Aberdeen distilled gins
  • 2 distillery drink mats
  • Distillery leaflet
  • Add mixers for just £3.80 per person

Ginventure Edition

4 gins

£30 / person

+ delivery

  • One ticket to the virtual event, led by the Head Distiller and broadcast from Aberdeen's distillery
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 
  • Introduction to Aberdeen's distillery
  • Short talk on what gin is, how to taste gin and the flavours to look out for
  • 4 x 5cl miniatures from our range of Aberdeen distilled gins
  • 2 distillery drink mats
  • Distillery leaflet
  • PLUS: Essential tips when shopping for gin
  • Add mixers for just £4.40 per person

Luxury Edition

5 gins

£35 / person

+ delivery

  • One ticket to the virtual event, led by the Head Distiller and broadcast from Aberdeen's distillery
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 
  • Introduction to Aberdeen's distillery
  • Short talk on what gin is, how to taste gin and the flavours to look out for
  • 5 x 5cl miniatures from our range of Aberdeen distilled gins
  • 2 distillery drink mats
  • Distillery leaflet
  • PLUS: Essential tips when shopping for gin
  • PLUS: Includes a special discount in our online shop
  • PLUS: Includes a gin quiz (10 questions)
  • Add mixers for just £5 per person

The Complete Edition

5 gins

£50 / person

Includes delivery

Includes mixers

  • One ticket to the virtual event, led by the Head Distiller and broadcast from Aberdeen's distillery
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Introduction to Aberdeen's distillery
  • Short talk on what gin is, how to taste gin and the flavours to look out for
  • 5 x 5cl miniatures from our range of Aberdeen distilled gins
  • 2 distillery drink mats
  • Distillery leaflet
  • Essential tips when shopping for gin
  • Includes a special discount in our online shop
  • Includes a gin quiz (10 questions)
  • PLUS: Quiz prize
  • PLUS: Celebrate local produce e.g. Scottish shortbread
  • PLUS: Cocktail decorations for the ultimate serve
  • PLUS: Mixers included
  • PLUS: Delivery included

 

Minimum order value for private events is £350 (excluding third party services and postage). All prices include VAT.  Duration is approximate - the event may finish slightly sooner or slightly later than the advertised duration up to a maximum of 10 minutes.

Delivery

Packages are delivered via a 1-3 day tracked service. 

Option #1 - collect direct from the distillery

If you are happy to collect one or more packs from the distillery you can do so inside of our standard opening times or outside of standard hours by appointment.

This option is FREE.

Option #2 - post to an collection point

If you'd like us to post the packs to an address that can be accessed by multiple attendees, we can group your tasting packs together in order to reduce postal fees. This costs £4.99 per grouped box. Multiple boxes may be required.

Option #3 - post direct

There is a flat fee of £4.99 per address.

Make it your event

We are happy to customise your gin packs with your company branding, this is included free of charge in any of the above packages.

Extras available

We work with a range of premium local suppliers.  If you are interested in making your event extra special - let us know how we can help. 

Photo credit: PLATTER

Recommendation - Food Platters with PLATTER

Why not enjoy a selection of tasty food to go along with your virtual event?

Combining the best of local and international food with contemporary styling, PLATTER is the perfect way to entertain!

Take a look at more on their website for what's available.

Recommendation - Cocktail Masterclass with The Wandering Bartender

The Wandering Bartender offers you the chance to learn how to make your very own cocktail virtually.

Mark Herbert is The Wandering Bartender. He has over 10 years’ experience working on the UK's most prestigious cocktail bars and has a real passion for mixing (and sometimes inventing) cocktails that taste amazing.

When not behind the bar, he runs cocktail masterclasses for groups, designs cocktail menus for hotels/restaurants and trains bar staff to high standards. He also offers bartender services at weddings and special events.

What others are saying

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How do you join the virtual event?

  • Purchase your gin pack in advance
  • Add the event to your calendar
  • Keep an eye out - the invitational e-mail will be sent out 3 days before the event.

Platform

The events are typically run on the Zoom platform. We recommend a test run a few days before the event.

Ready to arrange your gin filled virtual event?

Ready to book?  Have a question first?  Get in touch.

Telephone
01224 589 645 

E-mail
hello@cityofaberdeendistillery.co.uk

We look forward to speaking with you to arrange your event.