A gin distillery based in Ellesmere has launched a new gin school and tour experience for gin lovers. The tours will be led by Emma Glynn, one of the UK’s few female Distillers.

The Shropshire Distillery was launched in 2018 by husband and wife team, Emma and Gareth Glynn. The distillery released their first spirit, Shire Gin, in July 2018 followed by their Spiced Gin later that year. In 2019 they were awarded two prestigious awards at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

The in-person experiences are expected to be popular, with their award-winning sprits attracting a loyal following beyond the county borders. The distillery tours and gin school currently run every Saturday afternoon.

Emma describes the tour and school as the perfect gift for gin lovers, “It’s great to be showing people how we expertly handcraft our classic, honest spirits. Our behind-the-scenes tours give gin lovers an exclusive look at the hard work that goes in to producing small batches of quality gin and the gin school provides a novel hands-on experience. There will be plenty of opportunities to sample our delicious gins as well!”

There are two options available to book. The distillery tours include a welcome drink, a meet and greet with the distiller, the history of gin and The Shropshire Distillery, a tour of the distillery and the chance to try four different G&T’s.

The gin school experience combines the distillery tour package with a botanical talk. Participants will then create their own bespoke gin using a copper still and botanicals of their choosing. They can take their own wax sealed bottle home with them.

Emma continues, “Our distillery has a welcoming, rustic feel with industrial vibes, ensuring a memorable day out. The experiences can be purchased as a gift voucher or why not treat yourself!  We are limiting numbers to ensure social distancing is still possible, so book with confidence and join us to enjoy the best gin in the county!”

The tours are priced at £25 per person and take place at 12pm Saturday afternoons. The Gin School is £90 per person or £120 for a shared experience for two, and runs at 3pm on Saturdays. To book visit www.theshropshiredistillery.co.uk/events.

The distillery is bringing their gin school experience to the Shrewsbury Food Festival on September 4 and 5, with tickets being sold separately for places at the school. The gin business is also sponsoring the popular chef demo stage. For more information visit www.shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk/whatson/Gin.

Pictured: Owners Emma and Gareth Glynn at the new Gin School.