At OakVilla Distillery we invite you to enjoy gin in its many forms, learn to blend gin and distill gin. Learn the difference between the various styles and types of gin on the market and broaden your knowledge and enjoyment by rolling up your sleeves and creating your own at one of our events. Before leaving we invite you to visit our Distillery gin shop to ensure you have enough tools to enjoy your new found knowledge.
During this 1/2 hour of gin tasting you will learn a little more about the origin of gin and its journey through the times. We will introduce you to some of the botanicals used to produce gin. You will make a personal aquaintance with four styles of gin. To finish you will enjoy your choice of a G&T from the OakVilla Distillery Menu £25 p/p
Available to book from the 21 June 2021 Gin tastings Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9:00-17:00
Learn the craft of blending, a skill used by distillers to build a gin recipe for distilling. Start with a base of either Juniper heavy or light and skillfully learn to mathematically build your very own recipe for blending from our available products. Enjoy a charcuterie board prepared by our Chef with a G&T from the OakVilla menu. While you dine the distillers will prepare your recipe ingredients. After your meal it is time to start blending your very own 250cl of Gin to take home to enjoy. Allow 2 hours for this experience
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Distill Your Own
The ultimate experience. Learn to distill your very own gin. Enjoy a G&T on arrival followed by a more serious session in which you gain an understanding of the botanical profiles and ratios within a gin recipe. An introduction to botanicals available at the OakVilla Distillery for you to use. We encourage you to also bring your own top secret botanicals. Once the recipe basics are understood you build your very own recipe with us there to guide you should you need us. When your recipe masterpiece has been constructed you can wander over to the Botanical Bar to collect botanicals. Then roll up your sleeves load your still and commence the distillation of your gin. While your gin is distilling enjoy a two course meal. Distilling complete you bottle and label your product to take home for your enjoyment. (3 hours, if all goes well)
One still can host up to two people, distilling as a team. £120 for the first person, £50 for the second.
Available to book from the 21 June 2021 Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 14:00 and 18:00 sessions