Escape to the country for an afternoon at the Burleighs Gin Distillery, situated in the heart of Leicestershire’s beautiful Charnwood Forest. Tour our working distillery, discover the history of gin and find out what it takes to produce craft distilled gin on our 450 litre copper-pot still.
Whether you prefer floral, citrus, herbal or spicy notes, you will learn how to create your own unique gin using the botanicals of your choice. Our Distiller will guide you through the process of distilling your gin. Enjoy a selection of Burleighs Gin & Tonic’s before bottling, corking and sealing your 70cl bottle ready to take home!
Touring the Distillery
Included in your Gin Academy Experience is a tour of our working distillery, offering you a unique insight into the world of a master distiller. As part of the experience you will have the chance to find out what it takes to produce craft distilled Gin on our beautiful 450 litre copper pot still, Messy Bessy.
Choosing your Botanicals
Whether you prefer floral, citrus, herbal or spicy notes, you will learn how to create your own bespoke and unique gin using botanicals of your choice. Weighing your botanicals is a crucial part of the distilling process and determines the end result, we will guide you on quantities to ensure you can fully appreciate the delicate flavours of your gin.
Distilling your Gin
You will distil your gin in one of our pot stills, made from copper for a smoother flavour. Your mini still will be your best friend for the afternoon and once it’s at the right temperature you’ll need to fill it with your chosen botanicals and let the distillation process begin. Whilst your creation bubbles away infusing the spirit with your chosen flavours, sit back, relax and enjoy a Burleighs Gin & Tonic.
Once your creation has been distilled, you’ll get the opportunity to check out the strength of your gin, gaining approval from our distiller. You will then bottle and seal your 70cl bottle before adding a personalised label ready to take home!