This unique gin experience for two people is the perfect gift for confirmed gin lovers and those just starting out on their gin journey. The lucky pair will spend a fascinating few hours at Hotham’s Gin School in Leeds for their award winning gin experience.
Upon arrival, they’ll be greeted with a Hotham’s Gin and Tonic in the Distillery Bar where they’ll join a group of other gin lovers looking out over the purpose-built Distilling Room.
Whilst they enjoy a G&T, the Distiller will talk to them about the history and characteristics of gin, and they’ll learn about the different styles of gin. They’ll hear about the Hotham’s brand – how it came to be, and a little about Lord Hotham himself. They’ll also learn how to taste gin, and then they’ll have the chance to try the range of Hotham’s gins, including the award-winning Cardamom Gin.
Next, they’ll head over to the Botanicals Bench, where they’ll smell and taste not only the key ingredients of Hotham’s own gins, but also over 70 other botanicals from around the world. Then, with a little help, they’ll select the botanicals for creating their very own gin.
The head Distiller will advise them on the quantities of botanicals required, whilst they enjoy a gin-based cocktail. Once they’ve decided upon their recipe and weighed out their botanicals, they’ll add these to their still, where the base spirit awaits.
As distilling gets underway, the Distiller will explain the process, encouraging guest to taste their gin as it distils.
Finally, they’ll bottle, name, label and wax-dip their unique creation to take home and enjoy.
Expert help in creating your unique recipe
Distillation and bottling of your own craft gin to take home
A gin masterclass
3 x Hotham’s gin and tonics per person
Hotham’s gin samples
Winner of Remarkable Food Experience in the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards 2019 and Experience of the Year in the Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2019.
Where is it? The Gin Making Experience for Two takes place at Hotham’s Gin School in Leeds city centre.
Length of experience The Gin School Distilling Experience for Two takes approximately three and a half hours.
What you need to know By law you must be 18 or over to participate. The school operates a 'Challenge 25' policy, so if you are lucky enough to look under 25 or are under 25, please take ID with you.
How much will it cost? The Gin School Distilling Experience for Two costs £150 for two people including expert help in creating your recipe, distillation and bottling of your own craft gin to take home, a gin masterclass, 3 x Hotham's gin and tonics per person plus Hotham's gin samples.
How to redeeem your voucher Your voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please get in touch.
The small print Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.
Voucher Delivery Our eco-friendly voucher boxes are available for £3.50 and will be sent via Royal Mail first class post. Delivery time is approximately 1 or 2 days. PDF e-vouchers are FREE and emailed shortly after ordering.
The Leeds Gin Making Experience for Two takes place at Hotham’s Gin School in Leeds city centre. Founders Emma and Simon met over a G&T back in January 2017. Their shared love of gin inspired their first date at a gin school in the Midlands, where they started to think about developing their own gin recipe. After a year of learning about the gin making process, and experimenting with recipes, they launched a micro-distillery, Hotham’s Handcrafted Gin and Hotham’s Cardamom Gin, and a Gin School.