A harmonious fusion of rich traditions, education, and cutting-edge distillery technology. Lose yourself in the phenomenal flavours and breathtakingly atmosphere, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
In the exquisite village of Barlaston, nestled within the picturesque Staffordshire countryside, lays a hidden gem for gin enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike – Sixtowns Gin Distillery at the Wedgwood Estate. This exceptional distillery offers a one-of-a-kind gin tour experience that takes visitors on an immersive journey into the art and history of distillation. Staffordshire Living joined them as they delve into the fascinating world of gin and rum and Vodka making and unravel the history and secrets behind this renowned distillery.
Unveiling the Distilling Process:
As soon as you step into the Sixtowns Gin Distillery at the Wedgwood site, you are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. The tour begins with an insightful introduction to the world of gin and spirts, where the expert Abi guides and take you through the history the making this of this fashionable spirit. The Tour takes you through the centuries by showing you the original stills and why Gin became such an iconic drink and showing you the types of stills that evolved during the years. There is a history of how Sixtowns distillery came about, where the original family recipes came from in Latvia. Right up to date with how they are developing new flavours of gin, spiced rum, and vodka
Visitors get the opportunity to explore the distillery’s state-of-the-art facilities and witness the intricate processes involved in creating their exceptional spirits. From selecting the finest botanicals to the skilful combination of flavour’s, the distillation team reveals the artistry behind crafting a truly remarkable spirit.
A Sensorial Exploration:
The Sixtowns Gin Distillery tour goes beyond the realm of observation, engaging all your senses along the way. Guests are encouraged to smell, and taste an array of gins flavoured with botanicals, allowing them to fully appreciate the intricate flavour’s that go into each bottle. From aromatic citrus fruits to earthy and herbal infusions, the diverse and carefully curated botanical collection creates a unique and memorable experience.
The Tasting Experience:
One of the highlights of the Sixtowns Gin Distillery tour is undoubtedly the gin tasting session. Led by the knowledgeable Sixtown staff, visitors embark on a delightful tasting journey, sampling a variety of handcrafted gins produced on site. Expertly paired with tonic waters, each sip reveals the layers of botanicals, intricate flavour profiles, and striking aromas that make the Sixtowns Gin range so beloved.
Booking your tour
The tours are available to be booked at just £25 per person and would make a wonderful experience for birthdays, christmas, reunions, groups and would make a great trip for family or friends.
Distillery tours run on Saturdays and Sundays in three separate sessions 12 PM, 1:30 PM and 3 PM. ( Maximum of 15 per tour )
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