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

Each one day Gin & Vodka School Experience plays host to a maximum of twenty-eight students. Their day is spent in a unique environment, learning about the creation of superlative gin or vodka. 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 or vodka, made from botanicals and flavours 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 or vodka 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 or vodka, for personal consumption or to give as a gift, your blend is just a phone call or email away.

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The Itinerary

The Gin & Vodka School Experience Day starts at 10.00am with coffee.

Following an introduction to the day, we start with a tour of the distillery, viewing our main still called ‘Victory’ and learning about the process of making gin and vodka  as well as the botanicals and flavours used in Nelson’s Gin.

Armed with insight, students reveal the botanicals and flavours for use in their own gin or vodka.

At 11.30 am, the process of distilling commences. Each student has their own mini-still in which to work. Students then relax with an ice cold Nelson’s G&T.

At 12.15pm, there is a break for a leisurely lunch whilst listening to a talk on the history of gin.

By 2.00pm, students begin to bottle and label their own gin or vodka before sealing with wax to take home with them. At this point you are able to purchase a bottle of Nelson’s Gin for comparison.

3.00pm, the day draws to a natural close.


Getting Here

For sat nav users, please use the postcode ST18 0LR, however please ignore the sat nav instructions as you approach. We are located immediately off the main Stafford Road (A518), look out for an opening with yellow painted pavement curbs, turn in and follow the road up the hill. We are located at unit 5a.

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

We’re aware that it may be difficult to travel to and from Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School in one day, so we would like to suggest The Grange B&B and Oldfields Farm who are both in a great location for traveling to the School.

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

How long is my Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School voucher valid for?

Your Experience voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, the voucher can be redeemed on any session within that time period (subject to availability).

What days can I attend the Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School Experience?

The School experience takes place weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays.
School sessions start at 10am – 3pm.

I have purchased a voucher, when will I receive it?

When purchasing a Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School experience, an e-voucher will be generated and sent to the provided email address within 24 hours. Please make sure you enter a valid email address when purchasing the voucher.

Can I reschedule my Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School session?

We operate a strict 48 hour cancellation policy as stated in our terms and conditions.
Should you wish to reschedule a Gin & Vodka School session that has been booked we require a minimum of 48 hours notice in order to re-schedule the session.
If you wish to re-schedule your session 48 hours prior to your scheduled date an administration charge of £10 will be incurred.
If you cancel the session within 48 hours, you will not be eligible to re-schedule.

Can I extend my Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School voucher?

Extensions beyond the provided 12 months are not available under any circumstances.

Should I drive to the Nelson’s Gin & Vodka School?

To enjoy the full Gin & Vodka School experience we recommend organising a lift or traveling by taxi. There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy a tipple of gin throughout the experience and we would hate for you to miss out.

Our Address

Unit 5a
Grindley Business Village
ST18 0LR

We are located 10 minutes away from Uttoxeter Town Centre and Uttoxeter Railway Station. To book a taxi for arrival at 10am and pick up for 3pm, please try Uttoxeter Radio Cars: 01889 562131, Uttoxeter Taxi’s: 01889 569090 or Station Taxi’s: 01889 560000

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