Join us in our emporium, the new home for Sheffield School of Gin, located above the True North Brewery on Eldon Street. You will learn all about the history of gin, develop a deeper understanding of botanicals and become an expert in the distillation of gin.
Our curators, Jake and Lauren, will assist you in developing your own bespoke recipe to distil and bottle to take home.
The session lasts approximately 3 hours, during this time you will receive a Sheffield Dry Gin and Franklin & Sons tonic, one of our favourite gin cocktails and finish with the Curators choice cocktail at The Old House.
Advance booking only, £85 per person. Tickets are issued with a 12 month expiry date from the date of purchase.
You can purchase a ticket as a gift and the recipient can arrange the session with us directly. Please note that we require a minimum of 6 guests for each class so we would need to pair up guests with like-minded gin enthusiasts. We host a maximum of 10 guests per session.
The event takes place on upstairs on the first floor of the building. We have not been able to install a lift in the building. There are good single handrails on the stairs. Within the room there are no further steps.
WRITING YOUR RECIPE
It's time to create your own bespoke and unique gin using botanicals of your choice. Whether you prefer floral, citrus, herbal or spicy notes, you will be able to hand distil your own harmonious gin.
We will check out the strength of your gin, on approval from our Gin Curator, you will seal your 50cl bottle before adding a personalised label ready to take home.
At the end of the session, join us for a Curator's Choice gin cocktail in the The Old House. We hope you enjoy your gin - don’t forget your certificate as a keepsake of your experience.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
HOW GIN IS MADE
Discover the vast world of botanicals and learn how we use them to produce craft distilled gin in our beautiful copper pot stills.
TONIC & GARNISH
Sheffield Dry Gin pairs exceptionally well with Franklin & Sons tonic, garnished with a juicy wedge of orange. Let’s explore the different varieties of tonic and garnish and discuss the importance of ice to the wonderful spirit.
HISTORY OF GIN
We promise not to go over the years with a fine tooth comb, we'll pick out the milestones and interesting facts.
There are hundreds of botanical ingredients that can be used in making gin. Each gin has its own secret recipe and most recipes contain no less than four and no more than twelve botanicals.
The only legally required botanical is juniper berries and this should be the predominant flavour. Other botanicals fall into different groups such as spicy, floral or herbal.