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Braidwood Gin School

Embark on a Spirited Adventure!

Join us and be at the heart of a truly unique gin-making experience. At Hold Fast Distillery, we're not just offering a class, but an unforgettable journey from botanical selection to bottling.

Your Personal Distillation Journey

Introduction to Distillation: Dive deep into the world of gin with our comprehensive guide, ensuring you're well-equipped for the expedition ahead.

Taste & Inspire: Indulge in a curated gin tasting session, awakening your palate and sparking your creativity for the distillation ahead.

Crafting Your Gin Masterpiece

A Symphony of Botanicals: Discover our rich array of ingredients. From the traditional to the local and exotic, you're in for a treat. Our experts will guide you through each botanical's story and the role they play in crafting a gin's identity.

The Distillation Dance: Engage in the hands-on process of weighing, selecting, and adding your chosen botanicals. Witness the magical transformation over an hour as your unique gin comes to life.

The Finishing Touches

Perfect Proof: With the distillation complete, we guide you in achieving the ideal balance for your gin, ensuring a smooth and refined taste.

Label & Cherish: Label your creation and complete the final touches, making it truly your own.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: Do I need any prior experience in distilling to attend the Gin School?

A1: Not at all! Our Gin School is designed for participants of all levels, from beginners to gin enthusiasts. Our expert guides will provide all the information and support you need to craft your own bottle of gin.

Q2: How long does the gin-making class last?

A2: The entire experience lasts approximately 3 hours. This includes an introduction to distillation, a gin tasting session, the botanical selection and weighing process, the distillation period, and finally, bottling and labeling your creation.

Q3: What do I get to take home from the class?

A3: At the end of the class, you will take home a 500ml bottle of your very own handcrafted gin, complete with your personalized label. You'll also leave with a wealth of knowledge about the art of gin making!

Q4: Can I bring a friend or family member with me?

A4: Yes, you are welcome to bring a guest. However, please note that each distillation station is designed for individual participation. If your guest would like to participate in the gin-making process, they would need to book their own spot.

Q5: Is there an age restriction to attend the Gin School?

A5: Yes, participants must be 18 years of age or older to attend the Gin School, in compliance with legal drinking age regulations.

Q6: How can I book a session at the Gin School?

A6: You can book your session directly through our website. Just click the "Book Now" button, select your preferred date and time, and secure your spot. If you have any issues or need assistance, feel free to contact us directly.

Q7: Can I gift a session at the Gin School?

A7: Absolutely! A session at Hold Fast Distillery Gin School makes for a unique and memorable gift. Contact us for more information on how to purchase a gift voucher.

Q8: What safety measures are in place at the distillery?

A8: Your safety is our top priority. We adhere to the highest safety standards and provide all necessary safety equipment. Our staff are thoroughly trained and will guide you through the entire process to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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