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Shake, Rattle and Stir

13 Long Street | Workshop 5, London E2 8HN, England
+44 7513 751814
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Liverpool gin journey

What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon, visiting a range of quirky bars, drinking gin... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Warrington, United Kingdom
What a great saturday

We discovered places and places within other places that you would never find without a tour. It... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
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The London Gin Experience is an all-encompassing tour of the stalwarts of London's gin industry. As well as a tour of two of Britain's leading distillers, prepare yourself for a master class in the finest of gin drinks. Where better to start a gin tour than with the godfather of London gin: The Beefeater Distillery in Kennington. Throughout the 20th Century Beefeater was the only distillery that continued producing gin in London, this remained so until 2009. Learn about the history of gin in London and the relationship of Beefeater with the City and the rest of the world, discover the pioneering production methods, and delight in the botanicals gathered from across the globe to create this world-famous gin. Finish the tour with the perfectly served G&T. In 2009, a new brew of distillers were born, spearheaded by the trail-blazing Sipsmith Distillery. Take a trip over the water to visit Sipsmith in Chiswick and say hello to the leading lady of the Sipsmith copper pot stills, Prudence. Discover all things Sipsmith and learn about their game-changing steps in distilling laws, beginning a gin renaissance which has now gone global. After another ice-cold G&T, the team are treated to a sublime gin cocktail master class. As well as discovering the history of classic gin cocktails, we'll teach you how to master the art of cocktail production in your own home; quaffing a few concoctions along the way is, of course, mandatory. No food is provided. Capacity of the group is 15. The London Gin Experience is a Saturday day time event. It begins at 11:45 in Kennington and finishes at around 16:00 in Chiswick. The tour costs £60 and includes 2 distillery tours with guides, 1 gin cocktail masterclass with a top mixologist, 2 G&T's plus cocktails, a chauffeur drive between venues and your very own gin guardian for the day.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
13 Long Street | Workshop 5, London E2 8HN, England
+44 7513 751814

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon, visiting a range of quirky bars, drinking gin cocktails. You are whisked across town in a gin carriage (minibus), visiting some wonderful venues such as a bar accessed through a telephone box, a boho outdoor courtyard,...More

Thank The_Gilberts_SAUK
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We discovered places and places within other places that you would never find without a tour. It started at 2 pm and finished at 7 pm and it felt like 30 minutes. Very different, very good and so much fun.

1  Thank troytraveller
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Dear Kate, your abilitys as host are over the top! You were fun, enterntaining,educating, fascinating and you introduced our tastebuds to some remakable Gins. Thank you Leon for hiring this warmhearted lady-we had a blast!!!

Thank Felsenkind
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Went with a couple of friends and could not have enjoyed the day more. Our brilliant tour guide Max was a gin (and bitter aperitivo) distiller and knew everything there was to know about each brand, its intricacies, its story and the history of gin....More

1  Thank Chloe P
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I went with a girlfriend (my gift to her!) and I am so glad I did. Max was our Gin Guardian for the night and we were looked after from start to finish. We visited an excellent range of bars - ones that before I...More

Thank Tamsin M
Reviewed 3 May 2016

An absolutely brilliant tour with loads of great gins, bars and a fantastic guide, Kate. The tour was extremely informative, interesting and above all, lots of fun. Would highly recommend whether you love gin or not. Need to check out the one in Liverpool now!

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 26 April 2016

What an awesome experience this gin tour was. It had everything. It was a history lesson on London and Gin. We did some Gin tasting, Gin cocktail tasting and we visited some amazing bars. A definite for everyone who likes a tipple and it does...More

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 9 April 2016

From the moment i booked this, the experience started. What a great team, a great day. I can't praise Kate (our hostess) enough, her knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. I learnt more about Gin than i have on a number of other gin experiences -...More

Thank DaveJelly72
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour, Kate's knowledge and enthusiasm was superb. Highly recommended. Had no idea about the history of gin production. Thanks guys

Thank RichardL882
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Fab way to spend a day, a classy tour around some very cool establishments. Cocktails were lovely and Max was very knowledgeable and passionate. Would recommend!

2  Thank Laura D
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