Come and join us here at Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery for our award-winning gin experience you’ll never forget!
Upon your arrival, we’ll greet you with a Hotham’s Gin and Tonic. You’ll join a group of no more than 20 other gin lovers, in our purpose-built Distilling Room.
Head over to our Botanicals Bench, where you’ll smell and taste not only the key ingredients of our own gins, but also over 100 other botanicals from around the world. Now, with our help, you’ll select the botanicals for creating your very own gin. Our Distiller will help and advise you on the quantities required, and you’ll soon have a balanced recipe ready.
Once you’ve decided upon your recipe and weighed out your botanicals, you’ll add these to your still, where a litre of spirit awaits. You’ll learn about the distillation process whilst you enjoy a gin-based cocktail. We’ll encourage you to taste your gin as it distils and your botanicals release their flavours, and we’ll show you how to measure the strength of your gin.
Whilst you enjoy another one of our delicious G&Ts, our Distiller will talk to you about the history and characteristics of gin, and you’ll learn about five main varieties. You’ll hear about the Hotham’s brand – how we came to be, and a little about Lord Hotham himself. You’ll also learn how to taste gin, and you’ll have the chance to try our gins, distilled right here in the Distillery – Hotham’s Handcrafted Gin and Hotham’s Cardamom Gin.
Finally, you’ll cut, bottle, name and label your unique creation – don’t forget to take graduation photos before you leave our Gin School! You can also rest assured that once you’ve finished enjoying it, you can buy another bottle – just ring us and our Distiller will recreate your recipe and deliver a new bottle of your gin, straight to your door.
Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery is located in Hepworth’s Arcade, in the Old Town of Hull. Gin lovers are able to visit the Distillery not only to buy bottles of Hotham’s Gin, but also to join in a unique experience day where they will learn about the history of gin, botanicals and the gin making process, finally distilling their own unique bottle of gin to take home.