Try gin tasting and master distiller experiences in Harrogate

A selection of gins and botanicals

A selection of gins and botanicals - Credit: Archant

Calling all gin lovers. Two exciting experiences in Harrogate will prove to be a fantastic day out for all those interested in the world of gin.

The Gin School at Spirit of Harrogate

The Gin School at Spirit of Harrogate - Credit: Archant

Join the team at Spirit of Harrogate - home of award-winning Slingsby Gin, for a unique gin experience. Book a place or gather up your friends and book a private experience. With a five-star rating on Trip Advisor, Spirit of Harrogate has over 150 gins to choose from including the full Slingsby Gin range and a variety of tonics to match.

Explore the history and evolution of gin in the Spirit of Gin experience and identify your preferred gin style, before making your very own gin in the Master Distiller sessions.

Spirit of Gin

Sit back with a Slingsby G&T in hand, while the experts take you through the fascinating history of gin. The Spirit of Harrogate team will take you right back to the original styles of gin, tell you all about the misery of the London gin craze through to how gin has developed today. And of course, you can try a few in cocktails and combinations while you're here. An experience not to be missed.

The mixologists Alex and Louise

The mixologists Alex and Louise - Credit: Archant

At £40 pp, the 2.5-hour experience is available for up to 12 guests with 4 drinks per guest and nibbles provided.

Master Distiller

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Allow Spirit of Harrogate to guide you through a tasting session to discover your preferred style of gin and help you decide what you can make in your own gin-making session. From Juniper, Citrus, Spice, Floral, Herbal and Fruit flavours, the expert team of mixologists will ensure that you go home with a bottle of gin you will enjoy and be proud to share with friends and family.

You will select your botanicals with the guidance of their expert team, distil on one of its mini copper stills and bottle with your very own personalised label to take home. Throughout, you will also try different gins from the Slingsby range and finish the session with your perfect serve.

Learn about the distillation process

Learn about the distillation process - Credit: Archant

At £90 pp, the 2-hour experience is available for up to eight guests and includes four drinks per person and you'll take home your very own 70cl bottle of gin.

Both gin experiences can be a great day out or gift for a variety of people: whether it's a fun day out for a couple, a hen party or a gin connoisseur looking for a tour to educate themselves on how their favourite tipple is made and are looking for tips on their own gin-making or gin recipes.

Slingsby have a range of award winning gins on the market including their popular original blend to more specialist gin flavours such as Rhubarb, Gooseberry or variations such as Navy Strength and Old Tom.

Please note, Spirit of Harrogate releases dates for its experiences on a three-month basis, so do keep checking its website for availability.

The Slingsby Bar

The Slingsby Bar - Credit: Archant

For more information and to book your place on a Slingsby Gin Experience, please visit

Slingsby Gin

Slingsby Gin - Credit: Archant