Gin Distilling Experience in the Surrey Hills

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Our gin distilling experience is a must for any gin lover. We make all our own luxury spirits on site. Our distillery is set in heritage buildings, on a farmyard in the Surrey Hills and makes for a beautiful location for your gin distilling experience.

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About our Gin Distilling Experience

 

To start your experience you will be greeted with a welcome G&T while your host Kate provides an introduction to the Gin Kitchen. You will also be provided with further G&Ts whilst you make your gin.

Kate, our Master Distiller and Co-Founder of the Gin Kitchen, runs our gin distilling experience. Kate will demonstrate and talk about the whole process with hands on help from you. Starting off with the botancials, you will explore which ones are going to go well together. This is done by chopping them up and smelling them, to decide which ones to put together. Next it's off to the distillery to weigh and measure out all the botanicals and put them into Betsie Apple Pip which is our experimenting still. The distillation process is started and you will taste the gin as it comes out of the still. After this, your gin needs to be reduced by adding water to bring it to bottling strength. Finally, you will need to name your gin and design a label for the bottle and take it home.

Smaller miniatures can also be given out for corporate events.  

 

The experience itself will last between 3-3.5 hours, the bar will remain open if you fancy having another drink or two.​

 

Our Current Gin Range for Inspiration

Here are our descriptions of our current gin range to give you some ideas of how botanicals go together.

 

  • Blushing Monkey Pink Gin

A juniper-led but gorgeously floral colour-changing gin with a delightful sweet, but not too sweet fruity twist

  • Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin

A wonderfully refreshing floral gin with a kick of aromatic green cardamom and uplifting citrus notes from pink grapefruit.

  • Insane Ostrich Gin

Our take on a classic dry gin, made with lemon and lime zest, coriander seeds, angelica and orris roots. It has a classic gin taste with the vibrant and rich character of a Gin Kitchen Gin.

  • Gutsy Monkey Winter Gin

Full-bodied rich and smooth with subtle citrus and complex aromatic highlights.​​

  • The Ginger Cat Gin

Silky smooth, delicately spiced, vibrant and opulent. This gin created by Reeba, our Head Distiller is made with tonka beans, Iranian orange flower and orange zest.

 

Upgrade your Gin Distilling Experience with our delicious tapas

After your gin distilling experience, there is the opportunity to stay and join us in our tapas restaurant and have 3 tapas dishes with us. This costs an extra £20 per person and please mention this at the time of booking.

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Location of our Gin Distilling Experience in Surrey

We are based in the Surrey Hills in the beautiful countryside on a farm setting.  The nearest town is Dorking and the train station is only 2 miles away with a 5 minute taxi journey.

The Gin Kitchen

Goldenlands Farm

Punchbowl Lane

Dorking

Surrey

RH5 4DX

United Kingdom

Parking is available.

 

Days & Times

Our gin distilling experiences are by arrangement only. Please call us on 01306 889598 to discuss dates.

 

Reviews of our Gin Experiences in the Surrey Hills

Read a few of our marvelous guest reviews about our gin expereinces in Surrey below. You can see more guest reviews on our Google Reviews listing and you can even add your own review.

"What a great experience tour with such interesting stories about the history of gin and the owners! The gin tasting experience was very interesting and the gins were just amazing. A lovely evening"

Nicholas

"What an amazing gem to spend Saturday afternoon. Booked Gin Tasting which was fun, Angie is absolutely amazing. They accommodated even our last minute request to have some tapas which was absolutely delicious. Ended up spending over 5 hours drinking gin and eating. Amanda was as amazing with drinks and dealing with us being slightly on tipsy side, well not our fault they gave us gin to drink! Loved it and will 100% return very soon."
 

Ales

"Despite the windy conditions, had a very interesting 'tasting experience' and learnt a lot about Gin and the 'Gin Kitchen' story. Also had some Tapas after the tasting which tasted great and the staff were very friendly and helpful too."

Marion

 

Other Gin Experiences at our Distillery

Apart from gin distilling experiences, we also offer at our distillery in the Surrey Hills:

 

Please check out gin experiences calendar for dates and times of current experiences for the next few months.

You can also buy a Golden Ticket - Gin Experience Gift Voucher as a present for yourself or someone else.

 

Find out more about all our gin experiences by clicking on the link below. 

 

Cost & Booking our Gin Distilling Experience

Our gin distilling experience costs £300 for up to 6 people. Extra people can be added for £20 each, with a maximum of 12 people for each experience. 

 

We look forward to welcoming to our gin distilling experience in the Surrey HIlls.