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The Gin School Experience 09/07/22

Saturday 9th July
The ultimate gin experience. You’ll visit two distilleries and distil your own gin!

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Tour Departure Details09/07/22 - We set off from Tivoli Wines at 10:30am.
Tour Arrival Details09/07/22 - We aim to return at 7pm.
Summary of Tour

Immerse yourself in a full-day gin tasting experience visiting two of the Cotswolds best spirits producers, The Oxford Artisan Distillery and Wood Brothers Distilling Co.

We’ll whisk you off to Oxfordshire in the morning, where we’ll go behind the scenes at The Oxford Artisan Distillery. From seed to still, we will learn how they produce their award-winning sustainable spirits, and we’ll also have a tutored tasting of their vodka, three craft gins and Oxford Rye Spirit.

We will then head deep into the Cotswolds for a pub lunch and, if weather permits, you can soak up the scenery and bask in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.

After lunch, we’ll venture to Wood Bros Distillery for Gin School – the best kind of school. Greeted with a G&T, the brothers will take you through the secrets of their field to glass approach in a tour of their family-run distillery. You’ll be able to taste their range of single estate spirits before putting your knowledge to the test in the classroom!

Discover how to nose and select your own unique blend of botanicals – there are over 100 to choose from – before distilling them in miniature copper pot stills. At the end of the day, you’ll head back to Cheltenham with a 70cl bottle of your own gin, which you can name, give it a personalised label and even a wax top!

This experience includes:

  • Transportation to and from Oxfordshire in our luxury 8-seater
  • Access to a WSET-qualified guide throughout the day
  • Entrance and tour of The Oxford Artisan Distillery (1 – 1.5hrs)
  • A full tutored tasting of three to five spirits at each venue
  • A gastropub lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Entrance to the Wood Bros Gin School experience (2.5 hours)
  • A bottle of your own gin to take away with you
  • The opportunity to purchase spirits at ‘distillery’ prices
  • 10% discount on selected wines purchased at Tivoli Wines

We leave Cheltenham at 10:30 am, heading straight for The Oxford Artisan Distillery for a tour and tasting.

Following this, we’ll visit a pub in the Cotswolds for lunch. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available, please inform us upon booking.

Our final stop is Wood Brothers Distilling Co. You’ll receive a tour, tasting and Gin School Experience, where you’ll learn to make your own gin!

We aim to return to Cheltenham no later than 7pm.

This Vine & Orchard Adventure is designed for individuals/couples/small groups, if you’d like to book for more than 7 people, please get in touch.

Don’t see a date that suits you? Enquire about a private Gin School Experience on a date of your choice. You can even bolt on a cocktail masterclass for an additional extra! Email us to start your adventure.

  • We advise that participants should be physically fit enough to be able to get on and off the minibus unaided and be comfortable walking/standing for at least 45 minutes. Where possible we’ll be seated for tastings.
  • We regret that we do not have wheelchair accessibility on our vehicle.
  • We can guarantee the quality of the spirits but unfortunately not the English weather! As we may spend some of the day outdoors, please review the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Appropriate footwear is essential.
  • These experiences are sociable events, and can be attended as an individual, a couple, or in a group of family and friends.
  • If you have any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances, please let us know upon booking and we’ll make sure your needs are catered for.

Please read our T&Cs before booking.

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The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery is a unique distillery located right in the heart of Oxford. Originality, quality and sustainability are their core values. They’re the only distillery in the world to use ancient populations of heritage rye, wheat and barley, all sustainably grown on local organic farms, and their copper stills were commissioned from scratch rather than being imported from overseas.

Voted the No. 1 in ‘Things to do in Oxford’ by TripAdvisor, their tours welcome visitors for a behind-the-scenes experience, discovering their approach to distilling and to understand the processes that make their craft spirits so special.

Wood Bros Distilling Co.

Wood Bros Distilling Co.

As the 6th generation in a family of farmers, Wood Bros have taken the leap to become the 1st generation to use the farm as the base for a modern, sophisticated distillery.

Nestled in a corner of the farm, the surrounding land has been lovingly sustained by the family for generations; they understand it, nurture it, and in return are able to reap what they sow, harvesting the premium quality wheat, barley and rye which forms the basis of their vodka, gin and whisky. These humble home-grown grains are then processed in their milling shed and are carefully distilled into their award-winning spirits. The Gin School Experience places you at the heart of all of this!