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We can't wait to welcome you to Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery for a luxurious gin experience you’ll never forget.

Upon your arrival, our Distiller will greet you with a glass of Hotham’s Gin and Tonic.  You'll join a group of no more than 20 other gin lovers, in our purpose-built Distilling Room.

You’ll learn about the history and characteristics of different types of gin, and you'll hear about the Hotham’s brand - how we came to be, and a little about Lord Hotham himself. You'll learn the best ways to serve, garnish and taste gin - we’ll also serve you a drink or two to make sure you can practise your new skills.

During your time with us, you'll smell and taste not only the key ingredients of our Hotham’s brand gins but also over 80 other botanicals from around the world. With advice from our Distiller, you'll create a recipe for your very own gin or vodka, if you prefer.

Once you’ve distilled your gin in one of our traditional copper alembic stills (make sure you find out its name and story!), you'll bottle, name and label your unique, handcrafted creation; leaving our School safe in the knowledge that, when you finish enjoying it, you can buy another bottle online. Our Distiller can recreate your recipe and deliver a new bottle of your gin, straight to your door.

What's included?

  • Expert help in creating your recipe
  • Distillation and bottling of customer made craft gin to take home
  • A gin masterclass 
  • 3 x Hotham's gin and tonics per person
  • Hotham's gin samples

Now for the important bit - please read!
  • To redeem your voucher select, below, the date that you would like to attend
  • Click the "Buy Tickets" button
  • Now Choose the third option "Redeem a gift voucher - Redeem a Hotham's gift voucher for two." and put one in the quantity field, this will zero the price when you enter the voucher code
  • Click Next
  • On the following screen enter your voucher code and click the green "Apply" button
  • You should see a message that says "Congratulations! Your code was accepted and has been applied"
  • Now please continue to complete the booking, including the name of the primary attendee for our school register!
  • Once you have completed your booking you will receive your tickets via email and a still is reserved for you and your guest. 
Please be aware that vouchers expire 12 months from the date of issue and that you need to be 18 years of age or older to participate. 

FAQs

Do I really get to drink gin at School?
Absolutely! You will get to sample our Hotham's Gin, distilled on site; so please try and avoid a cheeky pre-drink before you come along to School - you will be operating a very hot still and we want you to enjoy the event safely. 

Can I bring a friend?
Yes, it’s a great experience to share. One ticket covers the main guest and the bottle of spirit that you will make. You can bring one guest for a little extra on the ticket price, and don't panic, they will get their own G&Ts, so you don't have to share yours! Just add a guest when you check out. We can only cater for two people per still and per bottle of gin distilled. If you want to book for your party, please contact us and we can arrange a private hire of the Gin School for you and your friends.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
By law you must be 18 or over to participate. We have a Challenge 25 policy, so if you are lucky enough to look under 25 or are under 25, please bring ID with you. This is a really important condition of our licence to run the Gin School.  We're sorry, but without ID we may have to refuse you on the day, and neither of us wants that!

Can I bring the kids along?
All participants must be 18 or over. We are sorry, but due to licensing restrictions, this is one School that children under the age of 18 are not allowed to attend.

Do you have accessible toilets?
Our distillery is in an arcade built in 1892 and therefore we have had to have the toilet installed upstairs. However, we do have the use of the newly refurbished Trinity Market toilet facilities, which are open during the day. We advise customers who have difficulties with stairs to call us prior to booking so we can recommend the best time to come.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the School?
We are in the 'Old Town', so there is easy access from the taxi drop off point in Silver Street, and we are within walking distance of the train and bus station. We recommend not driving to the event so that you can fully enjoy sampling our wonderful gins, and you can sample your own gin as you distil it. However, we do have a range of non-alcoholic drinks for drivers. Remember, we can also help you to make a non-alcoholic spirit if you would prefer. Please let us know in advance if you would like this option.

I'm always hungry - will you feed me?
No - sorry, we don't serve food. We might be able to wrestle you some crisps from Emma's lunch box, but that's about it. However, there are loads of fantastic independent restaurants and cafes in the area for you to enjoy.

I have food allergies - can you cope with that?
Are you kidding? Have you met Simon, our co-founder? You can compare notes!
We absolutely can help here. We have lots of experience with food allergies and can cater for these. More info can be found here: Allergen Declaration

I still (still - see what I've done there?) have a question for you, such as: how can I contact you with any questions?

Email or call us and we will answer your questions as soon as we are able. See our contact us page for more details.