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Gin academy

Become a distiller for the day when you attend the Silverstone Distillery Gin Academy.

Enter our inviting distillery and take your seat for a truly unique experience as you marvel at the secrets behind gin's history and production, and even make your own 70cl bottle of gin to take home!

Our expert distiller will lead you through the process of distillation as you take charge of your very own mini copper pot still and explore the many flavour profiles of botanicals as you combine your chosen flavours to create a gin that’s completely tailored to your tastes.

You'll learn how the distillation process works, learn about botanicals with our most popular recipes and be guided by our experts should you wish to try out your own flavour.  This 3 hour hands on distilling class is hands on but don't let that deter you as we take you through step-by-step.

What’s more, you’ll learn how we distil our own Silverstone Distillery spirits in our 300 litre still called Sebastian, plus enjoy drinks on us and delicious table platter while our distiller leads an informative Q&A session. At the end of the class, you'll label your gin and enjoy 10% off in our distillery shop too!

master of your own gin

Take charge of one of our authentic alembic copper mini stills as you add your base spirit, chosen botanicals and watch in amazement as you distil your personal 70cl bottle of gin.

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a process of distillation

Learn all about the history of gin and process of distillation step-by-step, as well as how we distil quality spirits in our own 300ltr still as you try your hand at being a Master Distiller for the day! 

what's your flavour?

Choose from our extensive library of botanicals sourced both locally and from further afield to create an incredible unique gin tailored to your tastes. Our experts will encourage you to be as creative as you can to make sure your spirit is truly one of a kind. Want to bring your own botanical to make your gin extra personal? We can certainly help you with that too! 

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what's included

Your Silverstone Distillery Academy Experience lasts approximately 3 hours in total and includes:

 

  • Complimentary Silverstone Distillery Gin & Tonic welcome drink

  • Getting to know & naming your still

  • Behind the botanicals – an exploration of flavour

  • Choosing your recipe, blending your botanicals & distilling

  • Meet Sebastian (our beautiful 300ltr copper still)

  • A potted history of Gin and its production

  • Distiller Q&A 

  • Enjoy a tasty table platter

  • Bottling & labelling with a personalised label

  • Plus, 10% off in our Distillery shop during your visit!

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Nicole

"I thought the whole day was very well thought out..It was very laid back, educational and I preferred the smaller group setting..I felt like I came away with a much better appreciation and understanding of the business and gin-making!"

testimonials

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John

"Wonderful opportunity for all gin lovers and those who would like to know more about the technicalities..Nice intimate venue in a picturesque setting..Friendly and informative staff."

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Sam

"The whole event was brilliant..The set-up of the venue is intimate and comfortable..I thoroughly recommend for a good weekend activity."

prices & availability

Gin Academy Class For One | £85

Private Group Booking Gin Academy | POA

We operate regular classes on Fridays and Saturdays, with the occasional special event class too.

Please consult our bookings calendar

for details, dates and times.

Classes last approximately 3 hours with a

maximum of 12 guests

(unless a private booking).

This class strictly permits over 18s only.

We strongly recommend you have transport such as a friend / family member drive you or book a local taxi. 

For more detailed information about this experience, using gift vouchers, and booking terms,  please explore our Gin School FAQ page or alternatively, contact us.

private Group bookings

Got a special occasion you want to celebrate in style with your nearest and dearest? Why not book a private Gin Academy session at Silverstone Distillery? We can accommodate up to 30 attendees and can even customise the space and food to suit too!

 

As private bookings are unique, we don't list dates for them in our bookings calendar. Please contact us directly to discuss your plans - we're happy to help!

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book a class

Choose from a variety of dates and times to come and enjoy your class.

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buy a voucher

The ultimate gift, a Silverstone

Distillery Gin Academy voucher!

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