Gin Masterclass | £35

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Gin and Tonic at Bordeaux Quay Bristol Long Shot.jpg

Gin Masterclass | £35


Gin Tasting in Bristol

Venue: The Rummer Hotel, The Kensington Arms

Duration: 2 hours

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Gin Tasting in Bristol | Gin Masterclass

Calling all Gin lovers!

Learn more about this splendid spirit in a fascinating masterclass on its most popular serving incarnation, the gin and tonic!

Discover what gin is, how it's made and hear some of its long and illustrious histories - from time as a medicinal remedy, through 'mother's ruin' and sailing the high seas up to the present day craft boom and popularity among a new generation.

We'll also take a look at tonic, it's origins and importance on the world stage throughout modern history, and sample a number of different styles with a look at how they would interact with different gins.

The group will taste a diverse range of gins, from traditional and classic styles to some more modern, including a delicious locally distilled gin, pairing each with a different tonic or mixer. 

We'll give top tips as we go on things like building the 'perfect serve', choosing the right tonic, garnish choices, glassware and gins to suit different occasions. Along the way, we'll take a look at the different botanicals used to flavour the spirit as well as some different production choices and how they impact on style and flavour.

An experienced and friendly gin tutor will be on hand to present each gin and answer any questions as we go. A couple of cucumber sandwiches will be provided to nibble on, too (to keep in the spirit of things!).

Please note: Early booking is strongly advised as this event is always very popular

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You'll be given an option to select your purchase as a gift when completing your online booking, we can then send you a gift certificate by email or post to present to your guest. Should the date you book be unsuitable, your guest can transfer to another date provided we receive 10 working days notice.


The Host

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The Host

Bristol Wine School is run by Tristan Darby, who has certified wine and spirits knowledge along with 20 years experience in the catering, hospitality and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs courses at award-winning wine merchant Great Western Wine in Bath. 

Tristan is the drinks columnist for The Bristol Magazine and The Bath Magazine, he trains wine and catering professionals, consults, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs, is a judge for Bristol Good Food awards ...and also a huge gin fan!

As a former professional actor and singer Tristan takes every opportunity to entertain and add theatre to his events. He is passionate that world of wine and spirits shouldn't be pretentious and elitist and has earned an excellent reputation for imparting knowledge in an engaging, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way.

He'll answer questions as you go and hopes to give the confidence and tools you'll need to break habits, expand horizons, and choose better and more interesting gin.