The distillery as well as producing Bath Gin and other drink products such as Hopped Rhubarb, Cucumber & Jasmine, Sloe and Damson gin, is open to the public by providing tours and gin making classes. As well as gin based products the distillery shall also look to create exciting batches of vermouths, absinths, bitters, tonic water and even beauty products.
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Bath's first Gin Distillery for 250 years
Stills all over the City were effectively stopped by The Gin Acts of early and mid 18th Century.
The Bath Gin Botanical Laboratory & Distillery can be found below the Canary Gin Bar.
Watch our Tour & Gin Making Workshop video here!
Video by Paolo Ferla
About our tours
Both options start with a welcome drink of a Bath Gin & Tonic on arrival with a short chat about the different botanicals we use and also the history of gin in regards to distillation. This is then followed by a tour of the distillery facilities and an explanation of the still and the distillation process with the opportunity to smell and feel a wide variety of botanicals. 30 minutes after arrival the tour experience ends with an exit through the gift shop and the opportunity to see all our Bath Gin products. Each tour visitor will receive a 50ml miniature of Bath Gin as a souvenir of the experience.
Gin Making Classes
The Gin Making Class then continues upstairs in the Distiller's Bar where the botanicals workshop will take place. Guests are offered a second welcome drink from a choice of any of the Bath Gin products (Classic, Cucumber & Jasmine, Rhubarb, Sloe). The workshop commences with a short explanation on how to make your own gin. This entails experimenting with different flavour distillates that have been produced in our distillery, in order to create a bespoke gin to cater to an individual’s palate. This is all done under the supervision of a member of the Bath Gin team giving explanations to flavour profiles, pairings and helping in the creation of some truly individual gins.
Blend your own
Each visitor will have have the opportunity to experiment with the flavour distillates on a small scale to establish their personal tastes. Once everyone is happy with the flavours they have combined, they blend them into their very own bottle of gin that is sealed on site and taken away as a souvenir. Additionally, the Gin Making experience also includes a 200ml Hip Flask of Bath Gin and a £10 voucher to be used in the gift shop or behind the bar for a chance to sample any of the 200 gins the bar offers.
Tours (lasting 30 minutes) - Due to the relatively smaller size of our distillery a maximum of 10ppl only can be accommodated for a session and is booked and paid for in advance.
The tours & gin making workshop's operate on Wednesday's, Friday's & Saturday's. Depending on party size tours may be mixed with other parties up to and including 10ppl.
Gin making workshop (lasting 2 hours) - maximum of 6 people per class can be accommodated.