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The captivating copper small-batch distillery at the Bella Luce, The Gin Hotel, is the home of the award winning Wheadon’s Gin and open to non-residents for tastings and tours.
The Bella Luce is currently closed for refurbishment, but be sure to check back when they re-open their doors.
The Wheadon’s Gin Small Batch Distillery offers a range of experiences around ‘Old Nick’, the beautiful copper still that sits in the atmospheric cellar lounge of the Bella Luce Hotel.
Choose from a half hour ‘Gintroduction’ tasting session (that includes an introduction to the history of gin and to the Bella’s small batch distillery, accompanied by a Wheadon’s & tonic and a tasting of a variety of London Dry style gins), longer sessions that develops an understanding of the role of different botanicals and flavour, or their unique and immersive ‘Design Your Own Distillation’ and ‘Distil While You Dine’ experiences that will see you take away a gin of your own design.
Gin has a fascinating history and wide appeal, thanks to the variety of styles and possible flavour profiles. Every experience at the Wheadon’s Gin Small Batch Distillery begins by guiding you through these styles so that together we can discover why you love your favourite gins.
Gin tastings and distillery experiences at the Gin Hotel can be arranged around a long lazy lunch, classic afternoon tea, or dinner in the Bella Luce’s award-winning restaurant, or as part of an overnight stay or multi-night break.
Tastings, tours and distillery experiences require a minimum of four people and can be booked for a time to suit your group. Why not book an evening experience and reserve a table for dinner in the Bella Luce’s award winning restaurant?
Tours & Tastings
Regular twice-weekly (non-exclusive) half hour experiences offering an introduction to the history of gin and to the Bella small batch distillery, accompanied by a Wheadon’s & tonic and a tasting of a variety of London Dry style gins.
6pm every Wednesday and Friday
£25 per person. Booking essential.
Gin and Dine
Prolong the pleasure for your taste buds and make a night of it, by following a Wednesday or Friday half hour Gintroduction experience in the Bella small batch distillery with a meal in the Bella gastropub with a £25 per person dining credit.
From 6pm every Wednesday and Friday
£50 per person (including gin tasting and £25 dining credit for the restaurant). Booking essential.
Breaking Down the Botanicals
Spend an hour with us tasting different gins and developing an understanding of the role of different botanicals, with a focus on small batch distilling and how we approach flavour at the Bella small batch distillery.
£35 per person (minimum 4 people). Booking essential.
Design Your Own Distillation
An immersive two hour experience exploring everything from original Dutch genever through to the latest craft gins, discussing flavour and the roles of different botanicals. Your group will then design an infusion that we will distil whilst you dine, so you take away a miniature bottle of bespoke gin.
£50 per person (minimum 6 people), excluding dinner. Booking essential.
More information on these tours and tastings here.