Gin School

Gin School Calendar

To book, simply select an available date from the calendar, complete your details and payment then we’ll confirm your booking. Spaces are limited, so get in quick to secure your spot.

March 2020

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The best way to experience the Gin School is in a pair which costs £140 for two people to share one of twelve workstations – you’ll just have to share the bottle of gin you make!

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

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.
To redeem your voucher simply select your chosen date from the calendar, complete the form and then enter your unique voucher code at checkout.
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.

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 workstations. 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.

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One of our favourite ways to garnish a G&T is to highlight the botanicals. A fresh slice of lemon works perfectly with the citrus notes in our Douglas Fir Gin.
What’s your favourite tonic for a classic G&T?
Finish off the Valentine’s weekend with a Strawberry & Hibiscus G&T 🍓
Learn the art of distillation, enjoy Piston G&Ts and leave with your very own Gin!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We’re hoping a Piston Forêt Noire Martini is on the menu this Valentine’s weekend!
Spoil someone special this Valentine’s Day with our popular Strawberry & Hibiscus Gin, available in both 70cl and 20cl bottles.
The perfect accessory to your bottle. Piston jiggers for precise 25ml and 50ml measurements, they also double as shot glasses!
Keep the Gin flowing!
There is still time to treat your loved one to a date night with a difference. Gin School gift vouchers are available via the link in our bio and from our distillery.