Gin School and Tour

A fun and educational session for all gin lovers.

Join the team at The Surrey Copper Distillery and become a distiller! During your Gin School session you’ll get to sample a range of gin styles and investigate some of the botanicals used to make them before distilling your own 70cl bottle of gin to take away with you. You can even bring some of your own botanicals if you wish.

Before booking, please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions and Covid-19 distillery tour guide

Your Gin School and Tour Experience

You’ll be immersed in the world of gin for two full hours on your experience. You can expect the following:

  • Welcome drink – to help get those creative juices flowing*
  • Tour of The Surrey Copper Distillery
  • Sampling a range of gins – to help you narrow down what you like
  • Introduction to over 30 botanicals
  • Create your own recipe – with guidance from our head distiller
  • Prepare your still and start distilling
  • Bottle, name and label your own gin to take away

If you wish to bring a few of your own botanicals whether that’s lemon verbena you’ve grown in your garden or a favourite spice you like but rarely see in a gin please feel free to bring them along – it all adds to the individual and unique character of the gin you’ll make!

During the experience you will be provided with two alcoholic drinks, or soft drinks if you prefer.

If couples wish to share a still an additional charge of £25 will need to be paid on arrival to cover alcoholic drinks for the second guest. If the second guest is not drinking (e.g. driving) then soft drinks will be provided for free and no additional charge will be made. If you do wish to attend as a couple please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected].

All paying guests will be entitled to a £5 off voucher for use in the distillery shop which has a selection of 70cl and 5cl bottles, glassware and merchandise.

Juniper berries and various botanicals
Our beautiful copper stills

Don’t drink and drive

* We recommend that you do not drive after attending our Gin School and Tour Experience if you drink alcohol. Numbers for taxis can be provided, and there is ample parking in the distillery car park for those who wish to drive.

Private GIN SCHOOL and Tour

Please note in addition to public Gin School and Tour experiences we offer private experiences for small groups. Please email [email protected] for further information and availability.

Terms and conditions

Read our tour terms and conditions

Covid-19 guidelines

Read our Covid-19 tour guidelines

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