Nelson's Distillery & School

Nelson's Distillery & School

Nelson's Distillery & School
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Nelson's Distillery & School is a multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits, crafting exclusive blends for high-profile personalities like Michel Roux Jr, Matt Tebbutt, and Roy Wood, as well as unique creations like the fan-favourite Rhubarb & Custard Gin and the world's first Timur Gin. Home of the Nelson’s Gin, Vodka & Rum School, Staffordshire Experience of the Year 2024, we offer a unique and immersive experience for participants to explore the craft of distillation. Nestled in our state-of-the-art distillery, the school serves as a dynamic and educational platform for both novices and aficionados to learn the art of creating exceptional spirits.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kate M
Grantham, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Had an absolutely brilliant time doing the gin school and would thoroughly recommend. It has s interesting and entertaining and we were so proud of our gin that we got to take home. We can’t wait to go back and have a go at rum. Plus we brought lots of yummy treats to take home. I’m gluten free and often feel like an inconvenience when I go out, but they couldn’t have made me more welcome, and my gluten free lunch was lovely. We will definitely be back.
Written 15 May 2024
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Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear you had a great time at our gin school and enjoyed the gin you made. It's also lovely to hear you enjoyed it so much that you want to come back for the rum experience—that is the greatest compliment of all. We look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, The team at Nelson's
Written 23 May 2024
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nickpearce1968
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Went on the rum making experience today and had a blast. The whole day was really informative and great fun courtesy of David and Andrea who were great hosts and the other members of the group. The lunch was great and the samples of rum were plentiful and really enjoyable. I can’t wait to crack open the finished bottle. Highly recommend the day, thank you.
Written 11 May 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your rum-making experience with us. David and Andrea are indeed fantastic, and they love meeting all our new students. We're also pleased to hear you enjoyed the lunch and rum samples. We hope your own creation turns out just as enjoyable. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best, The team at Nelson's
Written 23 May 2024
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Lau & Lee
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Booked for my partner for his Christmas present and went today. A smaller group of 5 and to be honest, I think this made our experience even better!! From start to finish David and Andrea were brilliant, very welcoming and really engaging.

Drinks and food offered from entry, and amazing lunch buffet was brought out and rum at intervals throughout. Amazing!

David is very knowledgeable and happy to take any questions, we really do recommend this experience and we will be revisiting.
Written 11 May 2024
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Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed the experience even as a smaller group; we agree it makes the experience more intimate and personal. We hope we did your partner's Christmas gift justice and would love to see you both back for round two! All the best, The team at Nelson's
Written 23 May 2024
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bethgornell
Biddulph, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Educational, fun and very tasty! A brilliant way to spend 5 hours. A return visit for me, and Dave was just as entertaining and fun of knowledge. An excellent experience.
Written 27 April 2024
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Hi Beth, thank you for taking the time to review our Gin, Vodka & Rum School we really appreciate it! It's nice to know we (or should I say David) made so much of an impression you decided to return! That is the greatest compliment of all. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon for your third visit! Kind regards, The team at Nelson's
Written 30 April 2024
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Connor B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited the distillery on Easter Saturday and had the Rum making experience run by David.
The experience was absolutely fantastic David was very knowledgeable and the actual making of the rum and the tour was very fun.
Would highly recommend it for anyone interested.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hi Connor, thank you for taking the time to review our Gin, Vodka & Rum experience we really appreciate it! It is great to hear you enjoyed your day with us and we hope you took home some new and interesting facts to share with friends and family... whether you share your rum is another question. We'd love to have you back again soon. Take care, The team at Nelson's
Written 19 April 2024
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mr_grumpy_git
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This was a great day and a great experience. Dave and Andrea were great hosts and made us all very welcome and explained so much about the history and making of gin. Their own gins are great and very different, and we had more than enough to taste. Obviously our own gin is very special. Nice lunch and based on their recommendation a lovely cream tea in the saracens head after.

Have done other gin making experiences before (which are obviously great) what set this apart was the knowledge imparted from Dave in a great and informative way - explaining everything from the history of bathtub gin, to London gin and old Tom gin, as well as detailed tips on tasting gin - not as obvious as you would think. Really liked the approach to enjoying gin despite or with the tonic, or lemonade, sparkling water …. or just more gin. We are all guilty of just adding tonic without thinking about which tonic, or even how much.

This was a great day and fantastic place to meet up with friends.
Written 6 April 2024
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Thank you for such an incredible review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we are honoured to be considered one of the best you have been to. David's knowledge and enthusiasm are what set us apart, and we are incredibly lucky to have him! We'd love to know how you've been enjoying your own spirit, please share any photos of serves and cocktails, we're always interested to see what you do! Hope to see you back again soon. The team at Nelson's
Written 10 April 2024
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Mary B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I had a fabulous day yesterday at Nelson's Distillery & School. The talk & tour was fascinating and David was extremely knowledgeable. The lunch prepared by Andrea was delicious & plentiful & the Gin tastings absolutely lovely. They were both very helpful when it came to decide which botanicals to add to our own Gin & it was great to watch the process. It was a treat arranged by a friend for 4 of us to celebrate her birthday & a great time was had by all. Thank you Nelson's.
Written 4 April 2024
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Hi Mary, thank you for your very kind review we're glad we could be part of your friend's birthday celebrations and we are over the moon to hear you had a great day! We look forward to you visiting again soon, whose birthday is next!? Kind regards, The team at Nelson's
Written 10 April 2024
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Leah_and_Sav
Hatton, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Had a great time learning about the history of gin. I bought the experience as a birthday gift for a friend and wasn’t disappointed by the day. From learning about the origin of gin, choosing preferred botanicals, having tasters of Nelson’s gins and bottling our own, the day flies by and suddenly you’ve waxed your own gin cork and are calling a taxi to take you home!
Written 25 February 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review, Leah & Sav. I'm glad we did your friend's birthday justice! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review; it means a lot to us but most importantly, we're glad you enjoyed your day and, hopefully, your gin! We'd love to have you back again. What are your thoughts on a bespoke Rum or Vodka? Kind regards, The team at Nelson's
Written 27 February 2024
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Kolargold
Stafford, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Given as a gift, my wife and I had a fantastic day. We have enjoyed the gin we made too and since ordered another bottle as they keep your recipe. As a tip, research the botanicals in gin you like to drink, you are more likely to end up with a flavour you enjoy.
Written 24 February 2024
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Thank you for your great review and advice for future students! We agree it's good to have an idea of what types of flavours you like; there's so much choice. Normally, your nose is a good judge of character—if you like how it smells, you'll probably like how it tastes! That being said we are always happy to make alterations to your Tailor-Made order just let us know when making the purchase. We hope to see you back here again soon, what's your thoughts on Rum? Kind regards, The team at Nelson's
Written 27 February 2024
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Michelle H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Surroundings beautiful. What a wonderful day. David was brilliant. So knowledgeable and entertaining. Lovely atmosphere. Lunch was lovely. Made our own gin and got to do some tasting. Such a wonderful day. Thank you Nelson’s!xx
Written 23 February 2024
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Thank you for your very kind review Michelle, we really appreciate you taking the time to post, but most importantly are glad you enjoyed the experience! We'd love to have you back again, Vodka next time? Kind regards, The team at Nelson's
Written 27 February 2024
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