Distillery Experiences

Join us for tours and tastings, cocktail masterclasses and our very own Gin School

Experience Our Distillery…

Nestled in the beautiful Hampshire village of Upton Grey, our distillery offers guests the rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of spirits making.

Our visitor centre also offers guests the chance to learn about the craft of cocktail making or why not become a distiller for a day by designing and crafting your own bottle of gin to take home?

Copper still named "Mugwaneza" used to craft spirits at Gorilla Spirits Distillery at Upton Grey - Gorilla Spirits Co.

Distillery Tour

Come and meet Mugwaneza, our beautiful, state of the art still.  She was hand built to our exacting requirements back in 2014 and since then she’s helped us to craft many thousands of bottles of our award-winning spirits.

As well as meeting Mugwaneza you’ll also spend time in the company of our expert team, learning about the world of craft spirits and distilling.  With a G&T in hand we’ll talk you through who we are, what we do, and why our relationship with The Gorilla Organization is so important to us.

During you time at the distillery you’ll get the chance to taste our range of products and find out what makes each of them so special.  Tours last approx. 1.5 hours and include a large G&T, of course!

Creating vodka and gin cocktails with the Gorilla crew - Gorilla Spirits Co.

Cocktail Masterclass

Join us in our amazingly cool cocktail bar to uncover some of the great mysteries of cocktail making.  Using the finest craft spirits, liqueurs and ingredients our resident mixologist will help you create some astounding drinks as well as teaching you some great tricks of the trade to go home and impress your friends with.

Sessions last approx 2.5 hours.  Each guest will make at least two cocktails and we always get the party started with a large G&T!

Book onto a scheduled masterclass here on the website or contact us to make a private group booking.

To whet your appetite head over to our YouTube channel to see some of our Friday Drinks videos!

Shot of different botanicals and cocktail mixing equipment, including grapefruit, lemon, lime, strainer, cucumber - Gorilla Spirits Co.

Gin School

Here at the Gin School you’ll get take charge of a fully functioning mini copper pot still.  Under the guidance of our in-house experts you’ll learn all about distillation and the craft of gin making.

We’ll guide you through the process of designing your own gin and give you access to our extensive library of interesting botanicals to create a gin that is truly unique.

After distilling and naming your gin you’ll prepare a full bottle to take home with you, and there will be enough left for you to enjoy your own perfect serve G&T before you leave us.

Gin School lasts around 3.5 hours during which you’ll also get the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of our distillery, learn about our award-winning products and enjoy a G&T or two!

Copper still named "Mugwaneza" used to craft spirits at Gorilla Spirits Distillery at Upton Grey - Gorilla Spirits Co.

Distillery Tour

Come and meet Mugwaneza, our beautiful, state of the art still.  She was hand built to our exacting requirements back in 2014 and since then she’s helped us to craft many thousands of bottles of our award-winning spirits.

As well as meeting Mugwaneza you’ll also spend time in the company of our expert team, learning about the world of craft spirits and distilling.  With a G&T in hand we’ll talk you through who we are, what we do, and why our relationship with The Gorilla Organization is so important to us.

During you time at the distillery you’ll get the chance to taste our range of products and find out what makes each of them so special.  Tours last approx. 1.5 hours and include a large G&T, of course!

Creating vodka and gin cocktails with the Gorilla crew - Gorilla Spirits Co.

Cocktail Masterclass

Join us in our amazingly cool cocktail bar to uncover some of the great mysteries of cocktail making.  Using the finest craft spirits, liqueurs and ingredients our resident mixologist will help you create some astounding drinks as well as teaching you some great tricks of the trade to go home and impress your friends with.

Sessions last approx 2.5 hours.  Each guest will make at least two cocktails and we always get the party started with a large G&T!

Book onto a scheduled masterclass here on the website or contact us to make a private group booking.

To whet your appetite head over to our YouTube channel to see some of our Friday Drinks videos!

Shot of different botanicals and cocktail mixing equipment, including grapefruit, lemon, lime, strainer, cucumber - Gorilla Spirits Co.

Gin School

Here at the Gin School you’ll get take charge of a fully functioning mini copper pot still.  Under the guidance of our in-house experts you’ll learn all about distillation and the craft of gin making.

We’ll guide you through the process of designing your own gin and give you access to our extensive library of interesting botanicals to create a gin that is truly unique.

After distilling and naming your gin you’ll prepare a full bottle to take home with you, and there will be enough left for you to enjoy your own perfect serve G&T before you leave us.

Gin School lasts around 3.5 hours during which you’ll also get the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of our distillery, learn about our award-winning products and enjoy a G&T or two!

Experiences Information

Our distillery experiences are a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, whether it’s a tour and tasting session or an afternoon distilling your very own gin.

Additionally, our stunning distillery is available for private tours, cocktail masterclasses and gin school. So, if you have a group of 12 or more friends, family, employees or colleagues and are looking for something exciting and different to do, why not give us a call to discuss how Gorilla Spirits Co. can help you curate the perfect private event: 01420 446 175. Alternatively, you can e-mail us at: info@gorillaspirits.co.uk

Our distillery is nestled away in the beautiful Hampshire village of Upton Grey. Get directions to the distillery.

Please Note
Experiences take place in our working distillery and are intended for adults only. We operate a Challenge 25 scheme and may request proof of age from visitors in line with our Alcohol Sales policy. All distillery experiences bookings are subject to our Booking Conditions.

Distillery Information

The distillery is based in a rural location so please ensure you arrive a few minutes early, wrap up warm if it is cold out, and wear sensible shoes (no heels, no open toe shoes etc).

Information for Drivers

As we are based in the rural countryside we appreciate there may have to be a designated driver in your group. We take our responsibility towards your safety on the roads, and the safety of the public, very seriously, so unfortunately the driver will not be able to take part in any tasting sessions (however, we will of course provide them with an exceptional non-alcoholic cocktail to make up for it!).

There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the distillery, so please call in advance to book. We’re also happy to recommend local taxi companies so everyone in the group can enjoy the experience fully.

Food, Drink and Accommodation

We don’t have a restaurant or food available to purchase on site so if you’re looking for somewhere to go before or after your visit we’re pleased to recommend some fantastical local places for you to eat, drink or stay:

For a fantastic local pub:
The Hoddington Arms, Upton Grey – 01256 862371
The Fur and Feathers, Herriard – 01256 510510

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