Gin School

Book your lesson for an ‘inimitable gin experience’

At our beautiful repurposed distillery at the Old Royal Worcester Porcelain site you will take charge of a mini copper still to create and distil your very own bottle of gin.

The Piston Gin School Experience

  • The school starts with a Piston and Tonic and our distiller will show you the distillery; explain the art of distillation and what it takes to produce our award-winning gin.
  • Then it’s time to get the ‘magical alchemy’ underway using one of our 12 mini-copper stills.
  • You’ll begin by choosing your key notes and ingredients from our range of 70+ botanicals and with guidance from our distiller you will experience the fascinating distillation process.
  • Once the still is underway, it will be time for another Piston & Tonic and some delicious, locally sourced nibbles.
  • Then with the distillation process complete, it’s time to taste and label your very own gin ready to bottle in our stunning Piston bottles. Invariably, there is a more than a drop left for you to enjoy your handcrafted Gin and Tonic while relaxing and wrapping up the evening.
Gin School Vouchers
If you’re buying this as a gift and not sure of the best date to book, you can purchase a Gin School Gift Voucher for 1 or 2 people by clicking here. Once purchased the vouchers code allows you to book any time over the next 12 months.
To redeem your voucher simply select your chosen date from the calendar, complete the form and then enter your unique voucher code at checkout.
Group Bookings and Corporate Events
Interested in a group booking or corporate event? Contact us today to create your very own bespoke package by emailing or calling 01905 611 293.
September 2019

Enrol Now

The best way to experience the Gin School is in a pair which costs £130 for two people to share one of twelve work stations – you’ll just have to share the bottle of gin you make! To book, simply select an available date from the calendar, complete your details and we’ll confirm your booking and the payment process. Spaces are limited, so get in quick to secure your spot.

Your Booking
You will receive confirmation of your Gin School booking by email with details of our Gin School experience.

Piston Distillery is accessible for all users, please call to enquire.

Arrive at The Distillery

Once you step through our doors you’ll be greeted by your distiller and a Piston & Tonic of course, before settling down at one of our 12 copper still work stations. Your distiller will then explain what’s in store for the next few hours.

Discover The History Of Gin

You’ll learn about the history and heritage of Gin, discovering the origin and uses of it back in the early 1600’s, as well as its development throughout the years, up to its recent resurgence today.

Learn The Process

Next, you’ll learn about the magic that happens inside your still to create Gin, and how to correctly use the equipment for optimum results. You’ll also be told all about botanicals, the building blocks of gin, so that you’re ready to create your perfect recipe.

Selecting The Botanicals

Now its time to get hands on, smelling, touching, and tasting your botanicals to understand what works well with what, and to create your bespoke flavour. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unique combinations, or keep it simple, the choices are endless.

Bottle Your Gin

Finally, you’ll bottle your completely unique creation and then name it with your own customised Piston Gin School label before taste testing it to see how it stacks up to our own Gin.

Graduating & Sampling

It wouldn’t be a school without a little graduation; so, if you’re up to it, enjoy another drink with your own concoction and take the rest home to impress your guests.

Join Gin School Today

Enrol NowBuy Vouchers

Despite the sabotage …we’re dripping#ginschool #everydayisaschoolday 👍
Giveaway collaboration with @the_barkeep_uk go follow and like the post with a chance of winning the prizes. #wearepistongin #giveaway
Piston – Gin with Character . . . #Gin #Character #Distillery #GinSchool #MeetTheMaker #Distinguished #Independent #Worcester #Midlands #London
Piston Gin School… for people who (also) like cooking. #GinSchool #PistonGin #worcester #midlands #experienceit #gifts #datenight #cooking
Piston Rosemary and Elderflower Collins
Quick the sun’s out….Piston Strawberry and Hibiscus Gin – all natural
@robdraper1 eat your heart out..💪🏼
Piston Gin School… good for giggles
Piston Coffee Infused Gin wipes the floor in the Espresso Martini stakes..
Piston Douglas Fir, surprisingly citrusy.