Gin Tasting Experience & Tour in the Surrey Hills
The Gin Kitchen tasting experience and tour is a must for any gin lover. We produce and bottle all our luxury spirits on site. The distillery is set in heritage buildings, on a farmyard in the Surrey Hills and makes for a beautiful backdrop to an indulgent experience.
"We wanted to create the kind of gin experience we would enjoy ourselves."
The experience doesn't waste any time, getting started on the first gin straight away. They're tasted without and then with tonic to demonstrate the effect of saturating essential oils, which gives all Gin Kitchen gins their luxurious qualities.
The history of the distillery and its founders is woven into the experience along with the story behind each of the five gins.
"We only use crystal glasses for sampling our gin."
The gins are showcased in crystal distillery nosing glasses to enhance the multi-sensory experience. After all of the gins have been tasted, guests choose which one to have as a full-sized G&T, carefully garnished to highlight the botanicals and love that has gone into crafting it. The tour of the distillery then takes place, with a G&T to sip while learning about the production and bottling of this iconic brand. A distillery tour doesn't get much more civilised.
The event will last around 1 1/2 hours and you can reserve a table in the Orangery Bar for a drink or two and maybe some tapas afterwards.
GINS TO TASTE
Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin
A wonderfully refreshing floral gin with a kick of aromatic green cardamom and uplifting citrus notes from pink grapefruit.
Gutsy Monkey Winter Gin
Full-bodied rich and smooth with subtle citrus and complex aromatic highlights.
Blushing Monkey Pink Gin
A juniper-led but gorgeously floral colour-changing gin with a delightful sweet, but not too sweet fruity twist
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.
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.
STAY ON FOR DRINKS/TAPAS
After your gin tasting experience, there is the opportunity to stay and join us in the cocktail bar. Take a look at our acclaimed tapas menu.
The bar can get busy at weekends so we recommend making a reservation.
Select "Reserve a table in the cocktail bar" from the "Interested in a package" dropdown, when making your booking, or mention on the phone if booking via telephone.
LOCATION OF THE GIN TASTING EXPERIENCE
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
Parking is available although we don't recommend driving after the tasting.
REVIEWS OF THE GIN KITCHEN TASTING EXPERIENCE
"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."
DAYS & TIMES
Check the booking system for available dates and times. Gin tasting experiences are generally held on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
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TICKET PRICE & RESERVATIONS
Gin Tasting Experience & Tour tickets are £30 per person with maximum of 20 guests. Tickets need to be purchased in advance using the reservation form, or by telephone on 01306 889598
Larger groups and different days and times can be accommodated by appointment only. Please see our private venue hire page to make an enquiry.
We look forward to welcoming to the Gin Tasting Experience in the Surrey Hills.
As well as gin tasting experiences, we also offer the following at our Surrey Hills distillery:
Afternoon (G&) Tea
Please check out our booking calendar for dates and times of upcoming experiences and events.
You can also buy a Golden Ticket - Gin Experience Gift Voucher as a present for yourself or someone else.
Find out more about the other gin experiences by clicking on the link below.