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“tom collins”(76 reviews)
“gin lovers”(54 reviews)
The Ginstitute provides a unique and unrivalled opportunity to better understand the true spirit of London. Patrons begin their spirituous journey in the UK's second smallest museum - The Ginstitute. Our Gin Instructor will take you through the long...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
171 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY, England
Notting Hill
+44 20 3034 2234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I got this as a Christmas present in 2017 and finally got round to going nearly a year later. We got off to a good start with a Tom Collins at 11.00am and it got better from there with a talk about the history and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulrw2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

My friends and I were out for look round shops , drinks etc on sat , stumbled across the Ginstitute ( well girl in Kurt Geiger recommended ) and it was great , fab atmosphere, had recommend distilled on site flavoured Gins , all lovely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Work treated a large group of us to a gin-making sesh. It was so much fun learning about the different base flavours. We then got to name and label our own bottles to takeaway. Our session was excellently hosted and everyone was so friendly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Friday I had the pleasure of attending a Gin masterclass at the Ginstitute, Portobello Road, London. This was a significant Birthday gift from my friends and colleagues.....I thank you all! The day started with a friendly welcome in the public bar. Then I was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first glance the price might appear a bit steep. However, this is a 3 hour tour which included 2xG&T, 1xtom collins 1xold style gin and 1x martini. We thrn got to sip lots and lots of gins which would make up the gin we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got absolutely rat ar*ed on this course! It was great. Interesting too. A wide range of diverse people- a good place to make new friends too. Definitely need a hotel afterwards- perhaps a hand to the tube too. Totally recommend again and actually considering...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DrLouisJS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must for any gin-lover. An amazing 3 hours sipping gin, learning all about the history of gin and Belen in great your own recipe. Absolutely brilliant, loved every minute of it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marionhoile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 hours of Gin as a present for my partner. She was amazed by the whole tour and tasting. We were in a great group and the people working there were just incredible. It was a good present.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PAntJns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second visit to the Ginstitute having previously gone on the 'gin experience' in the summer for my friends 50th. I wanted to do the experience again with my husband as I knew he'd love the history and tasting the Gins (he's never...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KGray000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was given a voucher for this as a present. The session lasted three hours which flew by. Firstly we had a lecture on the origin and history of gin whilst sampling the product, then the group split into two for everyone to make their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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17 October 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
Each guest tastes 17 botanicals, and out of this you're advised to choose 6 (I think) - one dry, one spicy, one sweet and three others. Your own bottle of gin is made from these, but before sealing the bottle everyone gets... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
3 hours in total
15 July 2018|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
About 3 - 3,5 hours. Depends a bit on the interaction within the group.