During your time at Wyndham Duchally why not make your experience here with us extra special by participating in our gin tasting or even making your own gin at our Gatehouse distillery. It works great for team building as you can either work together to decide on the botanicals for your gin or, as we have 2 stills, you can go head-to-head to see who creates the best tasting gin.

Gin Tasting

£25 per person

Our gin tastings will take place in our very own distillery, or our cosy bar depending on the weather, and each session will commence with a brief introduction to ourselves and each of the gins. We then get the taste buds flowing with a carefully selected tasting sequence, including a taste of our own Gatehouse Gin. We will talk the guests through the tasting sequence and teach them about the botanicals in each gin. This Gin tasting includes a Gatehouse Gin & Tonic as a well as 4 half measures of carefully selected gins. The experience lasts approximately 1 hour and is available for groups of between 12 to 16 people.

Gin Distilling Experience

£100 per person (minimum 10 people , maximum 12 people)

Welcomed with a Gatehouse Gin and tonic, you will create a recipe guided by the distiller. At the heart of our Gatehouse operation are our copper stills. These allow our guests the unique opportunity to play with different botanicals and create their very own gin. Tasks will be assigned so that everyone can be part of the distilling process from start-to-finish(filling the still, checking the strength, preparation of botanicals, recording temperatures and ABVs, collecting spirit). While the still is heating up, which takes about one hour, you will be introduced to the gin profiling and design. You will also be able to taste the gin from the still through different stages of the distilling process as the flavours of the gin change. After the experience we will send out a 50cl bottle of your own gin to allow you to enjoy your personalised gin with family and friends.

This experience requires advanced booking and is only available during the day. As we operate with one distiller only, bookings are subject to availability.
We recommend the following itinerary for the 2 ½ hour experience: 12pm start, 1:30pm to 2:30pm lunch (not included in the package), 3:30pm finish.