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Distil Your Own Gin with Tastings and Cocktails for Two at Hotham's Gin School and Distillery

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Get creative and distil your own gin with tastings and cocktails for two at Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery in Hull. You and a fellow gin enthusiast can enjoy this award-winning experience, where you’ll receive expert help from the Head Distiller, a masterclass, and plenty of delicious gin to boot.

Kick off with a Hotham’s G&T before embarking on a spirited discovery of the fabled drink. Visit the botanicals bench and choose your favourites to put in your own creation, before building your recipe with the help of the distiller. You’ll hear about the distillation process whilst enjoying a gin-based cocktail, and taste your gin as it distils, seeing how the botanicals release their flavours. Learn about the history of gin, about the Hotham’s brand, and how to taste gin (properly). Finally, you’ll cut, bottle, name and label your creation, before heading home with your 70cl bottle.

What's Included?

  • Distil your own gin with botanicals of your choice
  • Gin masterclass
  • 3 Hotham’s gin and tonics each
  • Tasting of Hotham’s gins
  • Take home your own labelled 70cl bottle
  • Order your own recipe anytime, delivered to your door
  • Experience gift pack
  • Cancellation indemnity

What happens on the day?

The two of you will kick things off with a Hotham’s gin and tonic, before joining the rest of the group to check out the botanicals bench. You’ll smell and taste amazing botanicals, and choose the ones you like best for your own gin. The distiller will advise you on the quantities required, and you’ll soon have a balanced recipe ready.

Once you’ve decided on your recipe, you’ll add your botanicals to your still, where a litre of spirit awaits. You’ll learn about the distillation process while enjoying a gin-based cocktail each. You’ll be encouraged to taste your gin as it distils and your botanicals release their flavours, and be shown how to measure the strength of your gin.

Learn about the history of gin as you enjoy another G&T, before learning how to taste gin ‘properly’ and trying some Hotham’s Original Gin and Hotham’s Cardamom Gin. Finally, you’ll cut, bottle, name and label your unique creation. Your recipe will be kept on file, so you can order a bottle of your own gin whenever you want, to be delivered straight to your door.


Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date

Participant guidelines

Minimum age: 18

There is a Challenge 25 policy in place. Please take relevant ID with you

The distillery is in an arcade built in 1892 and therefore the toilet facilities are situated upstairs. However, they do have the use of the newly refurbished Trinity Market toilet facilities, which are open during the day. They advise customers who have difficulties with stairs to call prior to booking so they can recommend the best time to take the experience

A hearing loop is in place

There are nine shared stills so classes are intimate - numbers are limited to nine couples

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary


The experience runs every Saturday afternoon and early evening as well as selected Friday nights. Exclusions may apply.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

Please allow up to 4 hours for the full experience.

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.


East Riding of Yorkshire - Hull

Please Note: If you're purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.

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