Bookings are now open! (Rule of six applies)
We have built a brand new spirits laboratory in our distillery, set up with 10 individual workstations, each with a shiny new copper still. You can explore our huge selection of rare and exotic botanicals, and select which ones to use in order to create your one of a kind craft gin.
How the experience works
The experience runs every Saturday from 12-3pm
We will greet you with a complimentary welcome drink at our distillery before sitting you down to explain the exciting afternoon ahead! Our master distiller will explain the process to you before taking you through to our spirits lab, to your workstation with your very own gleaming copper still.
Next you will select your botanicals from a selection of rare and interesting herbs, roots, barks, flowers, fruits as well and classic gin botanicals.
Fire up your still, place the spirit and botanicals inside, and you’re ready.
Your dedicated workstation and copper still.
The distillation process will take around 90 minutes, during which time we offer you complimentary G&T’s and you can have a tour of our distillery and enjoy some nibbles.
Finally, we will help you complete your batch of gin, which you will then decant into a full size 70cl, bottle. Finally you will apply your bespoke label, and seal it.
Congratulations, you have just created a one-of-a-kind gin, and become an apprentice distiller!
We keep your recipe on file and you can re-order your bespoke gin at any time!
You will create a full size 70cl bottle of gin
Vouchers are £90 for one person or £120 for two people sharing a still to make one bottle of craft gin. If you would like to make 2 bottles of gin you will need to book two stills.
The spirits lab
What is included?
- Welcome cocktail on arrival
- Tutoring from our master distiller
- Your own individual station in our drinks lab, equipped with a copper still
- Complimentary G&T’s
- Light bites and nibbles
- Tour of the distillery with Q&A
- Gift bag to carry away your bespoke gin
You will be given smart distillers aprons to wear for the day!
Where can I stay after visiting for a tour?
Lion at Malpas is our ‘TOP PICK’
Beautifully refurbished Gastropub with excellent drinking, dining and well appointed bedrooms.
Based just 3 miles from the distillery!
Visit thelionatmalpas.co.uk or Telephone – 01948 807070
Hotel: The Pheasant – Gorgeous country pub and hotel in a stunning location, approx 5 miles from the distillery.
Hotel: Macdonald Hill Valley hotel – Large 4 star hotel approx 4 miles away.
Glamping pods:: Luxurious glamping pods in a gorgeous location approx 3 miles away.
Air B&B: Garden cottage Bunbury (search in air B&B app) Cosy and highly recommended local cottage, sleeps 4 with private garden 5 miles away.
B&B and holiday cottages: Egerton Manor Farm Very close within easy walking distance of the distillery.
B&B: Foxes Field Bed & Breakfast approx 8 miles away.
Holiday Cottages: Sandhole Cottages – Four beautiful and unique holiday cottages to sleep between 2 – 6 people, 18 miles away.
Please book your transport before arriving as we are based in rural Cheshire where you can’t hail a taxi or use Uber!