Gin Tastings

Touring Gin Tastings: for your home, shop or bar

Our gin tasting format for private and corporate functions is entirely flexible, tailored to your needs and based on what you’d like to offer your guests or customers. To give you an idea of what we can do, a few examples include: a Gin Nosing & Tasting session; a Gin & Mixer drinks reception; an Artisanal Gin Bar; a Gin & Pâtisserie party; or a formal seated dinner with Gin & Food Pairing. Have a look at our Gallery to check out those happy customers for yourself!

We tend to bring between 30 and 150 gin brands with us – depending on the event – and the average price per head is £18.00 for six samples of gin, plus mileage.

Minimum numbers vary according to where you are based. As a rough guide, if the travel time from our base in Bridge of Cally is within one hour, we can look at tastings for as few as 15 or 20 people. This includes Perth, Dundee, Braemar, Dunkeld, Pitlochry and their surrounding areas. If you live a little further away, the numbers go up: for example, Edinburgh and Aberdeen require 40 people; Glasgow and Inverness require 50.

If in doubt, just pop your request in the box on our Contacts page; that’s what it’s there for. Make sure you tell us the location of the venue, the numbers you are anticipating and any dates you have in mind. Then we can take it from there.

Distillery-based Gin Tastings: see where the magic happens

If you're keen for the full distillery experience, we run gin tastings for up to 20 people in our local gin distillery - Persie Distillery in Perthshire. This way, you can meet Phil the Still and have a tour of a working distillery as well as enjoying eight gin samples from a choice of over 50 gin brands. This costs £19.00 per person. 

Gin Training: for staff working in bottle shops, pubs and restaurants

If you’re making plans to stock up your bar, shop or restaurant, or you’re keen to run your own tasting, it’s worth taking a look at our staff training package – designed to improve staff knowledge and understanding of your core products. Perhaps you’d like to create a gin flight offering, host a gin tasting or gin & food pairing event, or order gins to feature on the gin menu or on the shelves? If so, we can help. We will enable staff to advise on which gins your customers might order/buy based on other gins, or spirits, they enjoy. Plus, they will develop an understanding of which mixers and garnish customers might try with particular gins, and which gins feature best in which cocktails.

We will tailor the session for your needs - featuring big brand and craft gins from Scotland and the wider UK, Europe and the US - taking you through gin profiles, the gin flavour wheel, key gin botanicals, and gin production methods. Just pop your details in the box on our Contacts page and we will get back to you directly with costs for you or your team.

Gin Tasting Kits: run your own event

Whether it’s a hen night, leaving do, birthday party or weekend away, we have the perfect kit for you to run your own tasting. Just the right size for between eight to 10 tasters, the Gin Tasting Kit contains 6 x 200ml bottles of gin (each one a different brand) and extensive tasting notes, with a score sheet for you to help identify your favourite.

In the kit, each bottle of gin is numbered 1 to 6 so you are encouraged to taste the liquid blind and judge it on its own merits without getting distracted by packaging! Use your nose and palate to identify the botanicals, then add your choice of mixer and garnish. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to tell which style of gin you prefer – whether that’s fruity, floral, green, spicy, herbal, grainy, smoky or sweet.

Depending on your gin journey, there are a number of Gin Tasting Kits to choose from, each priced at £89.00: Craft Gins; Scottish Gins; Round the World Gins; Hen Party Gins; Aromatic Gins; and Connoisseur’s Gins. See the details on our Shop page. 

 

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