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From blending your own gin to shaking up some cocktails, we offer a range of

experiences where you can get up close and personal with our range of Outstanding

Natural Spirits...

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Location: Distillery, Stourton | 11am, 1pm, 3pm | 7 days a week | £15 per person | Must be pre-booked |

Private group tours available*

Includes:

  • Guided tour of the distillery including the production areas and warehouses
  • Tasting of our full range of spirits

Come and join us at our distillery in Stourton for one of our award-winning Tour & Tastings! The tour begins with a short video which highlights our Cotswolds Distillery story and traditional production methods. Shortly after, we’ll take you around the distillery’s production areas and warehouses whilst giving you a detailed account of how we craft our award-winning spirits, where you’ll be able to see (and smell!) the processes in action. At the end of the tour, you can make yourself at home in our stylish tasting room to sample our range of spirits and liqueurs.

The tour goes around the whole distillery site and contains approximately 45 minutes of walking and standing. Please note the production gantry centre can only be accessed from a flight of stairs – this part of the tour lasts less than 5 minutes and is simply to see the processes that have been described in action. If you have any queries about accessibility, please give the tours team a call on 01608 238 533. We provide take away samples for those not drinking and ask visitors to drink responsibly.

*We offer private group tours for a minimum of 12 people (subject to availability). If you would like to make a group booking, or are booking with a gift voucher, please call our tours team on 01608 238 533 or email tours@cotswoldsdistillery.com to book

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Location: Distillery, Stourton | Please refer to booking schedule for specific dates & times | £100 per

person

Includes:

  • Cloudy Cotswolds G&T on arrival
  • Guided tour of the distillery and R&D lab
  • Detailed explanation of the gin-making process
  • Blend your own gin
  • Create your own perfect serve
  • Make your own Martini
  • 2 20cl bottles of your bespoke gin
  • 1 20cl bottle of Cotswolds Dry Gin

If you’re looking to discover how we make our award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, as well as the chance to create your very own gin, then our gin blending masterclass is an experience you don’t want to miss.

The class begins with a welcome cloudy Cotswolds G&T on arrival, whilst your host will talk you through the history of gin and explain how this juniper flavoured spirit is made. You’ll then be taken on a tour of the distillery and shown around our research and development lab, where you’ll be getting up close and personal to our Holstein still, Valerie, whilst learning about the process of single-shot distillation and how our Cotswolds Dry Gin was developed.

Then the real fun begins… Before blending your gin, you will nose and taste a variety of botanicals and distillates, ranging from fruity to spicy botanicals. You can mix the distillates as you wish, so you can be sure the final product will be your very own, personalised gin! Once you’ve mastered your recipe, your host will use their expert knowledge to help you create a unique perfect serve which you can sip on afterwards.

Before the evening draws to a close, you’ll learn how to make a Martini cocktail using your bespoke gin, and the rest will be bottled up to take away with you in a presentation box. We will also include a 20cl bottle of our Cotswolds Dry Gin so you can enjoy a cloudy G&T at home. Our shop will be open afterwards if you’d like to explore the rest of our range of spirits.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements. Over 18’s only. Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi for after your visit (Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721). A soft drink option will be made available for those not drinking.

 

Location: Broadway Shop | 2 - 4pm | Please refer to booking schedule for specific dates | £100 per person

Includes:

  • Cloudy Cotswolds G&T on arrival
  • Detailed explanation of the gin-making process
  • Blend your own gin
  • Create your own perfect serve
  • Make your own Martini
  • 2 20cl bottles of your bespoke gin
  • 1 20cl bottle of Cotswolds Dry Gin

Join us at our shop in the charming Cotswold village of Broadway for one of our Gin Blending Masterclasses! With a maximum of six people on each masterclass, this is perfect for those of you who would like a personal and intimate group experience.

We’ll welcome you with a Cloudy G&T once you arrive, made with our award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, before we take you on a journey through the fascinating history of gin. You’ll then have the chance to experiment with a wide array of botanicals and distillates which you can use to craft your own gin recipe under the guidance of your host -the possibilities are endless! Not only will you get to enjoy your deliciously unique gin paired with your choice of Fever Tree mixer, but you’ll also be able to mix up a martini using your gin creation.

Before you go, we’ll bottle up two 20cl bottles of your gin as well as a 20cl bottle of our Cotswolds Dry Gin for you so you can enjoy a few drinks at home.

Our shop will be open afterwards if you’d like to sample some of our other Outstanding Natural Spirits. If you’re looking to try some delicious local food & drink afterwards, there are lots of lovely places to visit in Broadway such as the Lygon Arms - a beautiful hotel which is only across the road from our shop, The Fish Hotel, Dormy House Hotel, Broadway Hotel and The Swan.

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Location: Distillery, Stourton | Please refer to booking schedule for specific dates & times | £100 per person

Includes:

  • Highball whisky cocktail on arrival
  • Guided tour of the distillery and the warehouse
  • Detailed explanation of the whisky-making process
  • Blend your own whisky
  • Make your own whisky cocktail
  • 2 20cl bottles of your bespoke single malt whisky
  • 1 20cl bottle of Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky

Join us for our whisky blending masterclass, where you’ll learn all about what makes our award-winning whiskies so special, and where you’ll be able to blend your very own whisky.

Whilst you’re enjoying your Highball whisky cocktail on arrival, we’ll talk you through the history of whisky and our Cotswolds Distillery story. We’ll then take you on a guided tour around the distillery and into the warehouse, where you’ll learn all about the magic of whisky maturation, including the different types of barrels we use to age our whiskies and what flavours they impart.

After gaining an insight into the whisky making process, your host will give you an introduction on how to nose whisky before you smell and taste the four cask strength samples aged in different barrels. Once you’ve decided on the flavour profile you’d like to create, we’ll help you blend your own whisky using the different cask samples.

We’ll then shake things up a little and show you how to make a whisky cocktail with your blended single malt whisky, before bottling up the rest for you to take home in a presentation box. We’ll also give you a 20cl bottle of our flagship Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky so that you can enjoy a dram with family and friends. Our shop will be open afterwards if you’d like to explore the rest of our range of spirits.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements. Over 18’s only. Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi for after your visit (Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721). A soft drink option will be made available for those not drinking.

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Location: Distillery, Stourton | 6 – 8pm | Please refer to booking schedule for specific dates | £50 per

person | Maximum 12 people

Includes:

  • Cloudy G&T on arrival
  • Sample of a Martini and Sour cocktail
  • Make your own Martini-style cocktail
  • Make your own seasonal cocktail
  • Takeaway goody bag

Get mixing and muddling with our cocktail connoisseur, Ollie, for our brand-new Cotswolds Distillery cocktail experience where you’ll be hands-on cocktail creating and learning the tricks of the trade from our expert mixologist.

After enjoying one of our Cloudy G&Ts on arrival and learning all about our founder’s dream and how our distillery came to be, we’ll explain how we craft our Cotswolds Dry Gin followed by a tasting of our award-winning gin.

Then it’s time to get shaking! Ollie will show you how to create the perfect cloudy Martini which you’ll get to sample, before you craft your very own Martini-style cocktail. Ollie will also show you how to perfect the flavour balance of a Sour cocktail so you can impress friends & family at home with your skills, and, of course, he’ll make a few up for you to taste. To finish the evening, you’ll get the chance to sample some distillery exclusive products and mix up another cocktail using a selection of seasonal ingredients available.

Before you head home, we’ll give you a mini takeaway goody bag, so you won’t be going home empty-handed! Our shop will also be open afterwards if you’d like to purchase a bottle from our range of Outstanding Natural Spirits.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements. Over 18’s only. Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi for after your visit (Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721). A soft drink option will be made available for those not drinking.

PLEASE NOTE...

 

  • We are unable to accommodate children under 8 years of age on our distillery tour.
  • Children aged 8-17 years of age must always be accompanied by an adult on our Tour & Tastings and will not be able to partake in tasting sessions.
  • You must be aged 18 or over to attend one of our masterclasses.
  • Please note, the distillery is an industrial setting - guests must be dressed appropriately for entry; no high heels (the gantry has a grated floor that is unsuitable for thin heels) or open toed shoes.
  • ID will be required.
  • We are a non-smoking site, this includes all vapes and E-Cigarettes.
  • The distillery itself is quite noisy and very hot in the summer.
  • The site is wheelchair-accessible in all areas apart from the mezzanine floors in the visitor centre and the production gantry.
  • Due to our rural location, we strongly recommend pre-booking a taxi (Cotswold Chauffeur Drive and Taxis 07555 30 20 30, Shipston Taxis 01608 661 592, Castle Cars Banbury 01295 270 011, Excelsior 01608 643 721)
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