Gins of the World Tasting Experience

Gins of the World Tasting Experience

Gin tasting experiences around the UK! These great-value early evening gin workshops will see you getting a taste of gins from around the world with some fun gin-based challenges for you to take on too.

Gin. It’s one of those drinks that’s been around forever boosted in recent years by a resurgence in popularity. Yep that’s right gin is cool again. These two-hour experiences will take you on a journey of botanicals and berries through how gin is made the history and how we like to drink our gin.

We all know the classic G&T but getting that mix right is practically an art form. These tasting sessions will show you how to make the perfect gin and tonic. It’s all about the right glass the right amount of ice selecting the right tonic and getting the ratio of gin to mixer right – all finished off with a flourish with a twist of lemon or a slice of lime. Deliciously refreshing!

Same with the Martini. It’s all about which gin and vermouth you select. Do you go dry or sweet? You’ll find out on these fabulously informative sessions. You’ll also get a chance to make your very own flavoured pink gin. Flavoured gins are hugely popular and your host will show you how to make a fruity little pink gin number that you can adapt to your own taste.

You’ll be part of a group for these tastings which are hosted by a gin expert who knows how to keep a room of people entertained. They’ll get you involved get you mixing and of course tasting. With five gins from four different countries on the menu you’ll have a pretty good idea what gin is all about by the end!

So even if you don’t know your Bombay Sapphire from your Plymouth Gin these entertaining and hands-on workshops are a great evening out. You’ll learn a lot you’ll have plenty of gin to sample and when you’re done the night is but young so there’s plenty of time to carry to a restaurant or a club. Don’t forget these gin tasting experiences are available at venues around the UK.

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Blend your own Bespoke Gin

Blend your own Bespoke Gin

Get mixing those botanicals on this gin blending experience! As the gang at Dr Hardwicke’s Gin Emporium says: ‘It’s been a long and winding road to redemption from the gin craze of the 18th century’ and now bespoke serve gin is all the rage. This experience gives you the chance to concoct your very own bespoke gin and take it home with you!

Dr Hardwicke’s Gin Emporium has been designed in a 1920s Art Deco style as part of the renowned Sadler’s Tap House at the Windsor Castle Inn in Lye in Stourbridge which is owned and run by fifth generation brewers. As well as producing fine ales this lot love a glass of gin which is why this bar dedicated to gin has been created. It’s also where your gin blending experience takes place.

And your time at gin school starts as it means to go on with a nice G&T over introductions. As you go on to hear about gin how it’s made and what you’ll be doing over the course of your session a classic gin cocktail will be being freshly prepared for you. As you sip away it’s your turn to procrastinate cogitate and ponder over which botanicals you’d like to use in your bespoke gin blend.

So many flavours and aromas to choose from it’s going to be a tricky task but your ginstructor (lovin’ the name!) will be on hand to assist so there’s no chance of your coming up with gin that’s undrinkable (perish the thought!). Once you’ve decided on your personal recipe it’ll be written down and stored so that you can re-order your bespoke blend whenever you like.

In the meantime the gin mixologists will be off working their magic behind the scenes to produce the blend you created. And whilst that’s all happening it’d be rude not to amuse yourselves with yet another gin cocktail to help while away the wait in a gin emporium in the best possible way.

When it’s ready your 70cl bottle of gin will be presented to you along with a 50ml of Dr Hardwicke’s delectable Hop Gin to take home with you. And if you want to make a full day or even a weekend out of your gin blending experience The Windsor Castle offers rooms and as well as serving it’s own superb craft ales and those gins also serves delicious food too.

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Dr Hardwickes Gin Tasting Experience for Two

Dr Hardwickes Gin Tasting Experience for Two

This is your invitation to the finest gin tasting joint in Stourbridge! The two of you will enjoy a gently gin-soaked afternoon or evening tasting various gins and learning which tonics go best with each of them. Hosted by a very knowledgeable ginthusiast these sessions and convivial and fun – the best in the West Midlands in fact!

You’ll be looked after by the very jovial team at Dr Hardwicke’s Gin Emporium near Stourbridge. You’ll be welcomed with a G&T as you gather for your gin tasting and then once seated at the cluster of tables in the bar it’s time to begin. After the introductions have been done you’ll work your way through the five gins being presented.

And what a fine selection it is! With gins from all over the world it’s a true taste sensation. At this Art Deco Stourbridge bar we’re talking tasty artisan and small production gins each with very much with its own character. From the delicate Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin and Pinkster Gin to the more robust Monkey 47 and Brooklyn Gin there’s something for all palates. You might be presented with some more unusual flavours too such as Saffron Gin.

When it comes to actually tasting gin serving it with a tonic is the best way for you to appreciate the blend of botanicals in each individual gin. But did you know that which mixer you choose for your gin with can affect the overall taste of your drink? From ginger ale to lemon tonic tonic waters come in various flavours. It can be minefield out there so thank goodness the ginthusiast can show you the way.

Whilst you’re tasting away head chef Andre will be serving freshly prepared nibbles from patés and crackers to tasty goujons. It really is all very civilised and as well as sampling lots of those botanical busting drinks you get to learn a fair bit too. If gin tasting in Stourbridge sounds like your kind of entertainment book now for the two of you!

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Gin Tasting Subscription

Gin Tasting Subscription

Of all the gin subscriptions in all the world you have to sign up to this one! Had Rick Blaine not been busy tending his bar in Casablanca we reckon he would have loved this gin club that gives you a little bar in a box delivered to your door every month for three months. This is gin tasting at home made easy – and it’s a great gift to give.

Gin lovers will adore these funky gin gift packs by post. The packing is not only stylish but practical too ensuring your precious cargo of gin is well-protected for its travels to anywhere address in the UK. Each one comes as a complete package with everything you need to whip up some neat little G&Ts in the comfort of your own home. It’s a bit like getting that Friday feeling direct to your door without the hassle of having to queue at a busy bar to get served.

Slice the lemons and limes get Netflix on (other subscription TV services are available!) crack open the miniature bottles and get your gin tasting gift going. As a valued member of the gin club you’ll be treated to two different gins per month with tonic mixers chosen to accompany the duo of gins. There are even tasting notes so you can inform yourself on just what mix of Juniper berries you’re drinking.

As you can see nothing could be simpler than these gin gifts for gin lovers. The drinks are all picked for you packaged up for you and delivered to you so you can enjoy new mixes every month. So much more fun that just buying a bottle of gin you’ll get to try all different flavours and types of gin. One month it could be Sloe Gin with a London Dry Gin followed by a flavoured tipple to get your tastebuds tingling.

We are offering gin subscriptions for three months which means you’ll be treated to three gin boxes arriving in the post directly to you. If you’re thinking of buying one of these gin-tastic gift boxes you also have the option of adding a personalised message for your loved one who probably loves gin almost as much as they love you!

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Whisky Connoisseur at Bimber Distillery

Whisky Connoisseur at Bimber Distillery

Spend an hour or so whisky tasting in north west London and you’ll become a bit of a connoisseur! As well as sampling that fine nectar you will also tour the premises as this isn’t just a place to drink whisky – they make it here too!

What’s amazing about Bimber Whisky is the fact that it is one of the first to be produced within London in over a century. We’re pretty sure Londoners get through a fair amount of whisky so it makes sense to make some in the capital. And whilst Scottish and Irish whisky might be the best-known this talented team is determined to put London back on the whisky producing map.

Your malt whisky tour at Bimber starts with an ice breaker of a cocktail – made with whisky of course. You’ll have a chat with the distillery team who’ll the explain the tasting and tour programme to you. They’ll also talk a little bit about the history of their business their passion for spirits (the drinking kind rather than the spooky kind) and their current products including their range of single malt whiskies which will be launched in 2019.

Heading down onto the craft distillery floor you’ll be amazed by the pot stills column stills mash tuns and fermenters. It’s feels like a veritable laboratory rather than just where whisky is produced and the expert distillers are the alchemists of malting mashing and distilling. The full process will explained to you from grain to bottle opened and ready to pour.

And that is just how your whisky tour continues with you congregating in this artisan London distillery bar for a spirits tasting session. Having seen all that English barley you’ll now be able to experience for yourself what spirits taste like having been matured in various different casks. You might be surprised to learn that barrels are re-used to give spirits such as whisky distinguishing notes and flavours. At Bimber the whisky is matured in casks formerly used in the making of Bourbon Sherry and Port as well as Virgin American Oak casks too.

In the words of the great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw: ‘Whisky is liquid sunshine’. And we’re sure whisky fans going on this whisky tasting in north west London’s Bimber Distillery will agree!

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