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Sat, 30 Apr



Absinthe Tasting Experience

Our absinthe tasting experience is a unique and intriguing experience. This famously banned drink due to its perceived link to crime and debauchery throughout history has had a modern revival.

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Absinthe Tasting Experience
Absinthe Tasting Experience

Time & Location

30 Apr 2022, 19:30 – 21:30

Dorking, The Gin Kitchen, Punchbowl Ln, Dorking RH5 4DX, UK


About the event

Our host will welcome you and introduce you to the exciting world of absinthe.

First, tasting it neat - to get a feel for how strong it is but also the complex palate and smoothness.

Next the traditional serve with an absinthe fountain and contrary to what one might think, is not for dispensing absinthe, but rather for dispensing ice water.  Absinthe is rarely drunk neat, and an absinthe fountain is an accessory used to deliver the required amount of ice-cold water into a glass of the high-proof drink. This alters the palate and brings out different flavours.

Finally, an absinthe cocktail will be made for you to try like the Corpse Reviver 69.

Sip your cocktail during a tour of the working side of our distillery where we'll talk you through the processes we follow to create our absinthe.

The event itself will last 1.5-2 hours, the bar will remain open if you fancy having another drink or two.​

It is not recommended to smoke or operate machinery after drinking absinthe and we will not permit guests to drive away at the end of a session so please arrange transport, or leave your car overnight.

About our Absinthe 

Our Eternal Absinthe is a contemporary combination of green anise, wormwood and fennel, with the addition of rose petals for a moreish elixir, the colour of rosé wine” instead of the usual bright green. It is gently distilled in a small traditional copper pot still and macerated with rose petals for 24 hours.

A revival of an 18th century style of absinthe using rose petals giving a delicate floral finish. The porcelain bottle is decorated with tattoo art by Ruth Ormsby-Ashworth.

Colour: Amber 

Nose: Aniseed 

Palate: Candied aniseed leads with a fragrant floral backdrop. 

Finish: Delicate rose and attention-grabbing aniseed.

Upgrade your Absinthe Tasting Experience with our delicious tapas 

After your absinthe tasting, there is the opportunity to stay and join us in our tapas restaurant and have 3 tapas dishes with us. This costs an extra £25 and please select this at the time of booking.

Other information

Please arrive 15 minutes early for your experience to avoid a late start.

Dietary Requirements

If a member of your group has any dietary requirements please contact us on at least one week before the event and we will gladly accommodate them. We have a zero food-waste kitchen and so cannot accommodate dietary requirements on the day.

Age Verification

If there’s any chance you look younger than 25 please bring a passport, driving licence or a card with a PASS hologram. Photographs of ID on a phone are not acceptable. If you don't have ID and you look younger than 25 we cannot provide a refund. We can arrange soft drinks for non-drinkers.

Terms and Conditions

Minimum booking for 2 guests, maximum of 20.


  • Absinthe Tasting Experience

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  • Absinthe Tasting + Tapas

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