Gin Experiences


Distillery Tours

The City of London Distillery welcomes visitors to the distillery to enjoy guided tours of the distillery:

  • Enjoy a warm welcome and COLD G&T on arrival;
  • Discover the history of gin in the City of London;
  • Learn about how the City of London Distillery’s gins are made;
  • Go into the still room and meet our stills Clarissa and Jennifer;
  • Then on to see bottling, labelling and applying the hot wax seal;

Tours take place on Monday to Fridays, each week (not Bank holidays), at 12:00 mid-day and last approximately 45 minutes.

Booking is online up to 3 days in advance. For bookings within 3 days of the tour, please contact us.

Cost

Distillery Tour £10

Restrictions

Participants must be 18 years of age or older

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers for the Distillery Tours are available online.


Tours with Gin Tasting

The City of London Distillery welcomes visitors to the distillery to enjoy guided tours of the distillery:

  • Enjoy a warm welcome and COLD G&T on arrival;
  • Discover the history of gin in the City of London;
  • Learn about how the City of London Distillery’s gins are made;
  • Go into the still room and meet our stills Clarissa and Jennifer;
  • Then on to see bottling, labelling and applying the hot wax seal;
  • An evening of tasting some of our finest gin.

Tours take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings (not Bank Holidays) at 18:00 and also 19:15 (Sat only) and last approximately 60 minutes.

Booking is online up to 3 days in advance. For bookings within 3 days of the tour, please contact us.

Cost

Distillery Tour with Gin Tasting £25

Restrictions

Participants must be 18 years of age or older

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers for the Distillery Tours are available online.


Evolution of Gin

Evolution of Gin Taster Tour

The City of London Distillery welcomes visitors for a taster tour through the Evolution of Gin;

  • Enjoy a warm welcome and a COLD G&T on arrival;
  • Be guided through the history of gin with a five flight gin tasting;
  • Find out about each of the gins, the botanicals used to make them and their place in the story;
  • Complete your gin experience with a cheese or meat platter.

Evolution of Gin Taster Tours take place on Tuesday evening, each week (not Bank holidays), at 19:00 and last approximately 90 minutes.

Booking is online up to 3 days in advance. For bookings within 3 days of the tour, please contact us.

Cost

Gin Flight Taster Tour: Evolution of Gin - £45

Restrictions

Participants must be 18 years of age or older

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers for the Gin Flight Taster Tour (£45) are available online


Gin Lab Experience


distill your own gin

The City of London Distillery welcomes visitors to take a class in the Gin Lab, to learn about distilling and to distill their very own personalised bottle of gin (70 cc). Great for visitors to London and also a wonderful way to mark a special occasion.

See the Brochure – Gin Lab Experience

What Happens:

Our novice distillers will start with an exploration of a whole range of botanicals and, with guidance from the Distillery Team, will design the recipe for their gin.

Then, it’s on to the science..............after carefully weighing out the ingredients, these are placed in the mini-pot still, along with the spirit, and the distillation process is started. Once the still is up to temperature, the distillation is left to bubble away gently; infusing the spirit with the flavours of the various botanicals.

Our novice distillers then turn their attention to their labels; naming their gin and, perhaps adding a message. There’s usually time then to take a guided tour of the distillery & enjoy a G&T, before bottling and sealing their own 70 cc bottle of 40% gin with red wax.

Time & Duration:

The Gin Lab Classes run each week-day afternoon at 14:00, Monday and Wednesday evenings at 18:30 and Saturday afternoon at 16:00. Each Class takes approximately 2 hours. Prior online booking is required up to 3 days in advance. For bookings within 3 days of the class, please contact us. No spectators are permitted in the Gin Lab.

Cost

Gin Lab Experience - £125
Class availability & booking online

Restrictions

Participants must be 18 years of age or older
Not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers for the Gin Lab Experience for one or two people are available online

Gin Experience for Groups
Gin Competition

The City of London Distillery welcomes groups of 10-24 visitors to the Gin Lab to learn about distilling and to distil their very own personalised bottle of gin (20 cc). It’s a great way to bring a group of friends together to socialise over some G&Ts and enjoy a bit of light-hearted rivalry. This event is also proving to be popular with our Corporate clients as a team-building event.

See the Brochure – Gin Competitions

The Gin Lab is in the Distillery, at 22-24 Bride Lane, just off Fleet Street, at the bottom of the steps to St Bride’s Church.

What Happens:

Before the competition starts, the group is divided into teams of 2-3 people. Each team works together to distill 70 cc of gin.

The flavour of gin rests with the fine balance of juniper berries and other botanicals that are introduced into the spirit before it’s distilled. Our novice distillers will start with an exploration of a whole range of botanicals and, with guidance from the Distillery Team, will design the recipe for their gin.

Then, it’s on to the science..............after carefully weighing out the ingredients, these are placed in the mini-pot still, along with the spirit, and the distillation process is started. Once the still is up to temperature, the distillation is left to bubble away gently; infusing the spirit with the flavours of the various botanicals.

The teams then turn their attention to the name of their gins and prepare the bottle labels (Corporate clients may like to include their logo on the label). There’s usually time then to enjoy a G&T, before bottling and sealing their own 20 cc bottles of 40% gin with red wax.

Finally, the teams all participate in a blind tasting of all the gin and select the gin they like the best. Big congratulations to the winning team.

Time & Duration:

Each Gin Competition takes approximately 2 hours & prior booking is required. No spectators are permitted in the Gin Lab.

Bookings – should be made through cold@cityoflondondistillery.com. Payment is required in full to confirm the booking. Cancellations or re-scheduling is permitted up to 4 weeks prior to the event. A table may be booked in the bar for the group to move to after the Gin Competition.

Cost

£900 minimum plus £90 for each participant over 10 people.

Restrictions:

Participants must be 18 years of age or older
Not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy

Event Booking

Contact us to discuss your requirements