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The Belfast Gin and Spirits School

Belfast, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Gillian

2.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

The Belfast Gin and Spirits School is the brain child of Master Distiller Ian and Beverage Director Soda. It offers a unique experience nestled in Belfast City Centre. Through experiential learning, a range of spirit schools are on offer including Gin, Whiskey, Rum and Calvados, as well as Master Distilling Classes, Afternoon Teas and corporate events, which all include the consumption of bespoke cocktails.

Beverage Director Soda says, "this is a first of a kind behind the veil school; where we strip away the pretence and illustrations of distilling while illustrating and explaining the process in which some of our favourite tipples were created."

No matter what class you choose to attend, Master Distiller Ian will engage you with a hands on approach to distilling. Using a column still, he will demonstrate how spirits are produced at 96% proof.

If you choose a gin class you will get to blend a miniature bottle of your own recipe gin. We also offer afternoon tea classes. All classes include 3 signature serve cocktails created from pre and post prohibition recipes using cutting edge techniques originated by Soda.
Other things to note
Guests must be aged 18 and over to attend the school.
The Belfast Gin and Spirits School is the brain child of Master Distiller Ian and Beverage Director Soda. It offers a unique experience nestled in Belfast City Centre. Through experiential learning, a range of spirit schools are on offer including Gin, Whiskey, Rum and Calvados, as well as Master Distilling Classes, Afternoon Teas and corporate events, which all include the consumption of bespoke cocktails.

Beverage Director Soda says…

What's included

  • Food
    Cupcakes, Parmesan shortbread and other nibbles will be provided.
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  • Drinks
    Three signature serve cocktails will be served

Meet your host, Gillian

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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The Belfast Gin and Spirits School is set in the centre of Belfast. It offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique experiential learning by distilling spirit and blending your own miniature bottle of gin (if you choose that class) all while sipping on three bespoke cocktails.
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From $68
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Where you'll be

Our classes occur in various locations. Our current venue is House Belfast. You will enjoy the quirky and cosy atmosphere while learning about and drinking spirits.
Amy
August 2019
We had a fantastic afternoon, very informative and fun. The cocktails were great and got to learn some history behind everything we tried and were provided with delicious gin infused treats. Would highly recommend.
Maryna
June 2019
The experience was great, to be honest the gin was too strong for me but I am so weak. The snacks were brilliant. And for me the winner was the second cocktail with the blackberry. Nice people, lovely place.
Ashley
June 2019
The Belfast gin & spirits experience with Gillian, Ian, and their team exceeded all expectations. Every last detail (down to the homemade gin-infused cupcakes!) made our afternoon. The cocktails were amazing and the DIY takeaway gin session was super interactive and fun. I would highly recommend fitting this in to your itinerary while in Belfast.
The Belfast gin & spirits experience with Gillian, Ian, and their team exceeded all expectations. Every last detail (down to the homemade gin-infused cupcakes!) made our afternoon.…
Darnell
August 2019
Relaxing and educational, hosts are very welcoming and drinks are superb!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.