The Gin School Experience Day
Take part in the art of creation

Nelson’s Gin School is a learning, teaching and tasting academy for connoisseurs of gin, or those who simply wish to know more.

Each one day Gin School Experience plays host to a maximum of six students. Their day is spent in a unique environment, learning about the creation of superlative gin. At the same time, they are able to bring personal taste and preferences to the creation of their own unique, signature spirit.

At the end of the day, guests leave with their own 70cl bottle of gin, made from botanicals of their choice. These can be taken from our large and inspiring selection or if preferred, brought from home. Some students collect botanicals on their travels far and wide, distilling the memory of adventure into a gin that reflects their own free spirit.


A record of each student’s individual botanical blend is carefully filed for future reference. Should you wish to order further bottles of your own unique gin, for personal consumption or to give as a gift, your gin is just a phone call or email away.

The itinerary

  • The Gin School Experience Day starts at 10.00am with coffee.
  • Following an introduction to the day, students relax with a G&T, then begin to learn about the process of making gin and are invitied to ask questions.
  • Armed with insight, students reveal the botanicals for use in their own gin.
  • At 12.00pm, the process of distilling commences. Each student has their own mini-still in which to work.
  • At 1.30pm, there is a break for a leisurely lunch and at approximately 2.30pm a tour around our main still (called ‘Victory’).
  • By 3.00pm, students begin to bottle and label their own gin and may, if wished, buy a bottle of Nelson’s Gin for comparison.
  • The day draws to a natural close.

Getting here

Unit 5a, Grindley Business Village
ST18 0LR

Unfortunately, the Sat Nav takes you to a farm just up the road, we are located immediately off the main Stafford Road (A518), look out for an opening with yellow painted pavement curbs, turn into there and follow the road up the hill. We are located at Unit 5a, which is the last unit at the top of the industrial estate.

If you wish to bring your own botanicals, please do so.

Finally, we really hope that you enjoy your experience at Nelson’s Gin School and please do let us have any feedback.