City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK © City of Aberdeen Distillery

Gin School Experience

From £120 per adult

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January — December

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Become a Distiller and create your own gin in this 3 hour experience! Following a short talk and a tour of the facilities, choose from over 100 botanicals and distil your perfect bottle of gin using a beautiful copper alembic mini-still.

The group is led by the head distiller who is on hand to help you select the ideal botanicals and quantities for your unique gin recipe.

Finally, decide the strength, bottle and cap it, and label your own full sized 70cl bottle of gin - you’ll need a name for it too!

Double Gin & Tonic on arrival, drinks throughout, a chance to sample our range of demi-johns and celebrate becoming a distiller with a surprise cocktail.

We can accommodate for up to 20 distillers at a time.

What's included?

  • Double Gin and Tonic on arrival
  • Talk on the history gin
  • Discover Aberdeen's rich distilling heritage
  • Tour of the restricted areas of the distillery
  • Introduction to the base botanicals that make up gin
  • Samples of our own genuinely small batch gins
  • Learn how to distil your own gin
  • Design your own gin assisted by the head distiller
  • Choose from over 100 botanicals in our botanical garden, including fresh citrus
  • Distil your own gin on a beautiful copper alembic mini-still
  • Choose the strength of your gin
  • Decorate and cap your gin
  • Take home a 70cl bottle of gin created to your own recipe
  • Drinks throughout (or non-alcoholic alternatives)
  • Celebrate becoming a distiller with a surprise cocktail
  • An exclusive voucher entitling you to make another bottle of your own gin at a reduced rate
  • Shopping at the distillery shop

Scheduled tours take place Friday/Saturday.

Want a different date? We are happy to arrange a date/time that suits you. Please get in touch.

Contact details

City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School
Arch 10, Palmerston Road
AB11 5RE

Key facilities

Disabled Access Level Access
WiFi Wifi
Aberdeen Aberdeen City Centre
Bespoke Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
City Food and drink Gin

Tour prices


  • £120 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School

Hidden within a historic railway arch, in the heart of the city, you can find Aberdeen’s first distillery for over 75 years and 1st ever Gin School (distil your own gin). As trains rumble overhead, why not visit and sample the range of flavours and discover the best of Scottish Gin, book a tour of the distillery, enjoy a Gin Tasting Masterclass – or perhaps, distil your own gin!

Opening times

Tuesday - Sunday
12pm - 5:30pm

Outwith these hours are by appointment.
Evening tours start at 6pm and finish 9:45pm latest.

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