City of London Distillery
Address: 22 – 24 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT
Availability: Monday & Tuesday: 18:00 & 19:30 // Wednesday: 16:30 & 18:00 // Friday: 16:30, 18:00 & 19:30 // SATURDAYS is 15:30, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30
Duration of Tour: 45 minutes
Book a tour HERE.
For Your Money:
This guided tour of the distillery will take you backstage to peer at the three copper stills and give you some insight onto the history of gin as well as the work that goes into making it today. The tour is followed by a 3-flight gin tasting, and also gets you £5 off a bottle of gin should you want to get one at the end of the night.
Book yourself into the Gin Lab, the City of London Distillery make your own gin experience. You get to learn about distilling and the different botanicals, design a recipe of your own and to distill your very own personalised bottle of gin (70 cl) on one of the mini stills.
The Gin Lab Experience takes approximately 2 hours and includes a G&T.
A few thoughts from Gin Foundry:
The distillery tour is fun, and the tour and tasting makes for a fun flight, but in our opinion, you get to see it all from the bar anyway, so grab a pew, buy a couple of cocktails and just basque in the glory that is the gentle glow of copper stills. If you want to do something different, the make your own gin experience is well worth it though, with some great tutors often drafted in to help lead sessions and educate too.
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