For lovers of gin, budding alchemists and adventurous souls…
Come join the team from multi award winning North of Eden Gin and become a distiller for an afternoon!
Learn all about the dark arts of distillation while creating your own gin recipe from our pantry of delicious botanicals. Then use one of our gorgeous copper stills to transform your ingredients into a bespoke bottle of gin to take home with you.
Your afternoon of alchemy lasts for three hours and includes:
Everything you want to know about the magical world of distilling
Access to over 30 botanicals and advice from our master distiller to help you create your perfect gin recipe
Complimentary North of Eden gin and tonics
Complimentary light lunch
A 700ml bottle of your craft gin creation, bottled, labelled and ready to take home
An intimate classroom setting (12 people max) on our working farm and distillerY
When you first arrive, we’ll introduce you to our beautiful copper pot still, Jill, and share some secrets about our own gin journey and how we make our award-winning gins. We’ll then explain a bit about the botanicals you’ll be using, and what makes a good balance of flavours, before putting you in the driving seat.
And this is where the fun really begins. Do you want to make a traditional tasting gin? Or do you want to mix things up and create something totally left field? Are you a fan of sweet gins or savoury gins? Spicy or floral? Whatever the answer, our alchemist’s pantry of roots, leaves, flowers and seeds will allow you to design the gin of your imagination.
And, of course, you can always bring something special of your own. Got too many raspberries in the garden this year? Make gin. Always wondered what seaweed tastes like in gin (we did!!)? Stick some in! The choices are endless and it’s entirely up to you to decide.
Then, after you’ve let your creative juices run wild concocting your very own gin recipe, we’ll take you through the chemistry of running your own still and transforming your smorgasbord of ingredients into something deliciously sippable.
Of course, we realise that this is all tiring work, so we’ll keep you fed, watered and GINspired with some complimentary gin and tonics and nibbles while you’re waiting on your cauldron of delight to deliver the goods.
Your last task for the afternoon will be to come up with a name for your fabulous creation as we bottle, label and seal your gin ready for you to take home.
Please note gin school is for OVER 18s ONLY and subject to our terms and conditions.
The cost for your fabulous afternoon is $180 for two people (sharing a still), or $145 for singles. And please note before you book that a booking fee of about $5 applies per still.
For corporate, team building or other special occasions, please feel free to contact us directly to discuss your requirements, including options to visit outside of scheduled classes.
Location: Stony Creek Farm Distillery
13594 Princes Highway, Stony Creek NSW 2550