The team behind Crossbill Gin is set to launch a new Gin School blending experience to what’s on offer from their distillery in the Barras in Glasgow's east end.
As an addition to the popular distilling classes, the new blending classes will offer gin fans the chance to learn more about blending by focusing on sampling and mixing various botanical spirits.
What to expect: Crossbill’s distiller will help visitors choose from a selection of pre-distilled botanical spirits with which they will then blend their very own gin.
After creating a sample blend, they will scale up the recipe.
Finally, the gin will be bottled, labelled and wax sealed to be taken home and enjoyed.
Experience consists of:
This new experience allows gin fans to re-discover juniper, the often-forgotten centrepiece of gin-making, while carefully building a unique gin recipe one spirit at a time.
Crossbill Distillery is a hugely popular visitor destination located at BAaD (Barras Art and Design Centre) that already offers tastings (£10 per person) and distilling classes (£110 per couple) to groups of up to ten people.
The first blending class, priced at £60 per person is scheduled for the 22 April with many more available throughout the year.
Crossbill Distilling started life in 2006, with gin production beginning in 2012 in Aviemore. In 2017 they moved to the Barras where their range of award-winning Scottish gins are made.
Their gins are a celebration of Scottish nature, made with wild, fresh botanicals, harvested by hand then slowly macerated in Glasgow before being distilled.