Hen Party Gin Tastings

Gin Tasting

Have Us Host A Gin Tasting At Your Hen Party!

We host gin tastings for hen parties throughout the UK. We also host gin tastings for private parties and at corporate events. We regularly host gin tastings for special occasions such birthdays and hen parties at large self catering houses and private homes in locations all over the UK.

Gin Tastings

During our Gin Tastings guests taste 6 gins neat before preparing the perfect serve gin & tonic with garnishes as suggested by the distillers. Our tastings are fun and informative and are enjoyed by those both new to the wonderful world of gin and by seasoned enthusiasts!

We provide everything needed to ensure that your guests will thoroughly enjoy the tasting:

  • A range of wonderful gins including craft gins
  • Garnishes for each gin and tonic as recommended by the distiller
  • Tonics to accompany the gin
  • All glassware
  • Tasting notes
  • An industry expert to host the tasting

Gin Tastings For Hen Parties

As well as our regular scheduled gin tasting events around the UK, we arrange private gin tastings for private parties, stag parties, hen parties, corporate events and for special birthdays. We can host a private tasting for you and your guests in your home.

Please contact us here if you would like more information or to book us for a private tasting event. Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

To enquire about a gin tasting anywhere in the UK, please call David on the number above or complete and submit the form below and we will get back to you very quickly.

 

Accommodation For Hen Parties

We can host your gin tasting wherever you are in the UK, whether in your holiday accommodation or in your own home. We regularly hold gin tastings in the Lake District and the Peak District in large self catering houses. Here are two recommendations for accommodation providers who we work with regularly, please click on the link for more info:

Party Houses UK

Peak Venues

Our Gin Tastings

When you join one of our gin tastings you can expect it to be a little different. Having worked in the distilling industry for many years, we know that the distiller who has painstakingly crafted the gin before you, wants you to be able to taste the spirit and to appreciate the difference between their gin and those produced by their competitors. The spirit is the heart and soul of any distillery, whether it be destined for a fine single malt whisky or for a premium London dry gin.

Gin tasting in your home

Nosing and Tasting Gin

At the beginning of our tasting I talk guests through the rationale of the choice of glassware that I like to use in comparative spirit tastings. I then demonstrate how to nose, taste and evaluate spirit.  I then ask guests to spend a few minutes nosing the neat gins, and to make a note of any aromas that they detect, there are no right or wrong answers, what one person gets will be completely different to the next.

We nose each of the gins ‘blind’, I don’t reveal the brand name of the gin until later, we then go on to having a taste of each neat gin, again to see if guests identify any particular flavours. We then prepare the gin and tonic using garnishes as suggested by the distiller and enjoy our first drink.

corporate gin tastings

The Gin Garnish and Tonics

I prepare the garnishes as suggested by the distillers for the ‘perfect serve’ for each gin. I always suggest to guests that they should perhaps taste the gin and tonic before garnishing. I believe some garnishes can totally over power the flavour of the gin. I don’t see the point in spending £40 on a special bottle of gin only to mask its character by adding heavily flavoured garnishes or tonic. I think it is similar in a way to how we drink single malt whisky. There is nothing wrong with adding  a large dollop of coca cola to your £50 single malt whisky, it’s just that the end product will taste exactly the same as it would if you had used a £12 blended whisky from the supermarket.

I adopt a similar approach with the choice of tonic for my tastings. There are many tonics on the market to choose from and It is great that people have their own favourites and that it is encouraging consumers to explore the gin category. During a tasting however, it is important that each spirit is tasted in exactly the same way, using the same glassware, some would argue without garnish, and if tonic is being used, exactly the same product for each serve. More often than not, my choice of tonic for my gin tasting events is good old straight forward Fever Tree tonic water.

Once each gin & tonic has been prepared and tasted, I talk about the gin brand and the history of the distillers who make it. I’ll also talk about the production process and botanicals, both traditional and local, used to make each gin.

Contact Us

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We hope to see you at a tasting soon!

Chin chin

David

Gin Tastings in Manchester

Gin Tasting

Have Us Host a Gin Tasting in Manchester For You!

We host gin tastings in Manchester, the Peak District and throughout the UK. We also host gin and whisky tastings for private parties and at corporate events. We regularly host gin tastings for special occasions such as stag parties or hen parties at large self catering houses and private homes in Manchester and further afield.

Gin Tastings

During our Gin Tastings guests taste 6 gins neat before preparing the perfect serve gin & tonic with garnishes as suggested by the distillers. Our tastings are fun and informative and are enjoyed by those both new to the wonderful world of gin and by seasoned enthusiasts!

Private Gin Tastings in Manchester

As well as our regular scheduled gin tasting events around the UK, we arrange private gin tastings for private parties, stag parties, hen parties, corporate events and for special birthdays. Please contact us here if you would like more information or to book us for a private tasting event. Alternatively please call David on 07875 405 980.

To enquire about a gin tasting in Manchester, or anywhere else in the UK, please call David on the number above or complete and submit the form below and we will get back to you very quickly.

 

Our Gin Tastings

When you join one of our gin tastings you can expect it to be a little different. Having worked in the distilling industry for many years, we know that the distiller who has painstakingly crafted the gin before you, wants you to be able to taste the spirit and to appreciate the difference between their gin and those produced by their competitors. The spirit is the heart and soul of any distillery, whether it be destined for a fine single malt whisky or for a premium London dry gin.

Gin tasting in your home

Nosing and Tasting Gin

At the beginning of our tasting I talk guests through the rationale of the choice of glassware that I like to use in comparative spirit tastings. I then demonstrate how to nose, taste and evaluate spirit.  I then ask guests to spend a few minutes nosing the neat gins, and to make a note of any aromas that they detect, there are no right or wrong answers, what one person gets will be completely different to the next.

We nose each of the gins ‘blind’, I don’t reveal the brand name of the gin until later, we then go on to having a taste of each neat gin, again to see if guests identify any particular flavours. We then prepare the gin and tonic using garnishes as suggested by the distiller and enjoy our first drink.

corporate gin tastings

The Gin Garnish and Tonics

I prepare the garnishes as suggested by the distillers for the ‘perfect serve’ for each gin. I always suggest to guests that they should perhaps taste the gin and tonic before garnishing. I believe some garnishes can totally over power the flavour of the gin. I don’t see the point in spending £40 on a special bottle of gin only to mask its character by adding heavily flavoured garnishes or tonic. I think it is similar in a way to how we drink single malt whisky. There is nothing wrong with adding  a large dollop of coca cola to your £50 single malt whisky, it’s just that the end product will taste exactly the same as it would if you had used a £12 blended whisky from the supermarket.

I adopt a similar approach with the choice of tonic for my tastings. There are many tonics on the market to choose from and It is great that people have their own favourites and that it is encouraging consumers to explore the gin category. During a tasting however, it is important that each spirit is tasted in exactly the same way, using the same glassware, some would argue without garnish, and if tonic is being used, exactly the same product for each serve. More often than not, my choice of tonic for my gin tasting events is good old straight forward Fever Tree tonic water.

Once each gin & tonic has been prepared and tasted, I talk about the gin brand and the history of the distillers who make it. I’ll also talk about the production process and botanicals, both traditional and local, used to make each gin.

Contact Us

Please click here to contact us!

We hope to see you at a tasting soon!

Chin chin

David

Stag Party Whisky Tastings

Caol Ila Distillery Manager

Planning the perfect stag party or more often than not, a stag do that lasts an entire weekend, isn’t the easiest of things to do. You are tasked with filling a huge amount of activities for the stag and his guests to enjoy. We host whisky tastings for stag parties whether in a private residence or at the self catering property you have hired for the special weekend!

Fancy a Whisky Tasting For Your Stag Party?

Let us arrange a fun and informative whisky tasting for your stag do. During the tasting your guests will taste 6 awesome single malt whiskies from around Scotland. I’ll talk your stag do guests through the history of Scotch whisky and how it makes the incredible journey from field to table.

The whiskies that we present are drams that you are less likely to see on the supermarket shelves. There will be guests amongst your stag party who think they don’t like whisky, don’t worry, we will try our very best to change their minds!

What Is Involved In a Stag Party Whisky Tasting?

When you arrange a whisky tasting for your stag party with us we will liaise with you to ensure that  the event is designed to fit around your other activities, and that the tasting commences at a time convenient to you. That might be before dinner, with dinner (I can pair the whiskies with each course), or as after dinner entertainment.

I bring all of the whisky, the glassware, tasting notes, all I need you to provide me with is some space to conduct the tasting. Some times I’ll use a projector and screen to show a virtual distillery tour, a dining room is great for this.

I’ve worked with whisky for 20 years, I’ve produced it, bottled it, marketed it, retailed it and presented it. For years I worked at the coal face of whisky production on the Isle of Islay in the Hebrides where I was Brand Home Manager at Lagavulin Distillery before becoming Distillery Manager at the largest distillery on Islay, the mighty Caol Ila. My tastings are therefore very authentic as well as being good fun.

How To Book a Whisky Tasting For a Stag Party

We are getting lots of bookings for Stag (and Hen) parties for 2018 but still have plenty of availability left for the coming year. If you would like more information about our private whisky tastings for stag (or Hen) parties please call David on 07875 405 980 to discuss. Alternatively please click here to send us an email and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

We host whisky and gin tastings throughout the UK and can travel to any location. We regularly host tasting events in holiday lets and self catering properties. If you are looking for a large holiday rental for your stag party or for your hen do, please click on the links below, we regularly host tastings in properties marketed by these companies:

Peak Venues – Large Group Self Catering Accommodation in the UK

Large Accommodation Stag party hen party

Party Houses – Big Houses for  Your Special Occasion, Holiday or Business Event

Large Accomodation Stag Party Hen Party

To contact us for more information about our tastings or to enquire about availability for a tasting, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We hope to see you at your stag party soon!

David

PS we host gin tastings for stag parties too!!

 

Burns Night Tastings in January Near You!

Islay Whisky Festival

A very merry Christmas to you! I hope you are finding a little time to sit in front of the fire with a wee mince pie and a dram!

It looks like it is going to be a very busy January for us, we are hosting many private tasting events on and around Burns night plus plenty of ticketed tastings too so if you fancy joining us for an evening of tasting awesome whiskies (and gins), have a look at the events we have planned below, click on the link and buy grab your tickets!

Burns Night Tastings Near You

Here are our scheduled whisky tastings and gin tastings taking place in January. We are still available to be booked on some dates in January for private tasting events. Please click here to get in touch with us to enquire about a private whisky tasting or private gin tasting event.

WHISKY TASTING DINNER – The Moat House Acton Trussell, Stafford. Friday January 19th. Tickets £48, click here for further info or to buy.

BURNS NIGHT TASTING AND FOOD PAIRING – South 16, Buxton. Wednesday January 24th. Tickets £48, click here for further info or to buy.

SINGLE MALT WHISKY TASTING & BURNS SUPPER – The Wheatsheaf, Bakewell. Friday January 26th. Tickets £24, click here for further info or to buy.

SCOTTISH DRINKS TASTING EXPERIENCE – Sanctuary Ale House, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent. Monday January 29th. Tickets £20, click here for further info or to buy.

WHISKY TASTING DINNER – The Moat House Acton Trussell, Stafford. Tuesday January 30th. Tickets £48, click here for further info or to buy.

Private Burns Night Whisky Tasting

If you would like us to host a private Burns Night whisky tasting at home, at your club or for your business please click here to contact us or call David on 07875 405 980.

Private Gin Tasting

We can arrange private gin tastings at your home, at your club or for your business please click here to contact us or call David on 07875 405 980.

wee dram bakewell

gin tasting

 

Whisky Tasting Gift Vouchers

Christmas is upon us and we have the perfect gift idea for the whisky lover in your life! We are offering gift vouchers for a whisky tasting at the lucky recipients home.

Whisky Tasting Gift Voucher

One of our whisky tasting gift vouchers is the perfect gift for the whisky lover. The recipient can redeem the voucher against a whisky tasting to take place at their own home at a mutually convenient time in January, February or March 2018. All the recipient needs to do is call David on 07875 405 980 to agree a date.

At the tasting we will present a tutored whisky tasting lasting around 2 hours. During the tasting the lucky recipient will learn all about the history of Scotch and how it makes the incredible journey from field to table, they’ll also taste 6 awesome single malt whiskies from around Scotland.

Buy a Whisky Tasting Gift Voucher

The whisky tasting gift vouchers are £50 for a voucher that entitles the recipient to a whisky tasting at home for 2 people so that they can bring a friend! We also sell vouchers for tastings for more than 2 people. The voucher can also be redeemed against any of our scheduled tastings, please click here to see our current scheduled tasting events.

Please call David on 07875 405 980 to buy a whisky tasting gift voucher. Alternatively, click here to send an email.