Gin Tasting Masterclass

© City of Aberdeen Distillery

Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Gin Tasting Masterclass

A tutored gin tasting exploring flavours through single distillates to train your palate to the flavours that make a classic gin. Includes a double G&T on arrival and a mystery challenge!

Have you ever wondered what Juniper tastes like? Would you like to become an expert gin taster?

Starting with a double G&T and led by the Head Distiller, the Gin Tasting Masterclass opens up a world of flavour as you experience flavours through a range of single distillates.

Each botanical found in a traditional London Dry Gin has been individually distilled so you may train your palate to recognise the distinct flavours the come together to make gin. 

Next, become a mixologist and blend these distillates together to create your own glass of gin.

Put your new found skills to the test with a challenge – a mystery botanical as a single distillate – can you guess what botanical has been distilled based on flavour?

Enjoy samples from the range of Aberdeen Gins – served directly from beautiful French glass demi-johns – both London Dry and Fruit Gins. 

Finally, choose your preferred gin from the range and sip a final G&T as the event concludes with a Q&A session – the perfect time to ask all those gin related questions, such as… Why is gin so popular? How long can I keep my gin? What should I look for when purchasing gin? When is a fruit gin not a gin? Is London Dry Gin all from London? Can I make my own gin at home?

What's included?

  • Double Gin and Tonic on arrival
  • Talk on the different types of gin, the processes involved and what makes a gin...a gin
  • Taste a range of single distillates to hone your tasting skills
  • Tutored Gin tasting by the head distiller of several distinctly different gins
  • Samples of our own genuinely small batch gins
  • A Gin & Tonic made from a preferred demi-john (traditional gin / fruit based gin)
  • Meet the maker - Q&A with the Head Distiller
  • Shopping at the distillery shop

The Gin Tasting Masterclass caters for up to 20 guests at a time.

Ages 18+

Tours run at scheduled times, however, for groups of 6 or more, new timeslots can be added - please feel free to get in touch.

From £54 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School

Arch 10, Palmerston Road
AB11 5RE

Key facilities

  • Level Access
  • Wifi

Tour information


  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen City Centre




  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Medium Group (17-30)
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • City
  • Food and drink
  • Gin

Tour prices

From £54 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

5 per cent off

From 01 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2024

Receive 10% off your booking for groups of 10 or more.

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

5 per cent off

From 01 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2024

Receive 10% off your booking with uniform discount - offer applies to NHS, military and emergency services. Appropriate ID card required on arrival.

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School

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 80 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

Shop opening times...
Wednesday - Sunday
12pm - 5:30pm

Tour operating times...
7 days, 10am - 10pm

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