‘Stay-Tasting’ Virtual Gin Experience

£28.00 for one
£49.00 for two

Forget the Stay-cation, it’s all about the ‘Stay-Tasting’! We invite you to escape the confines of your home and join us for a session of spirited fun, as we take you on a virtual journey through our fine spirits and share with you all there is to know about our George Bishop and Ranscombe Wild gins. Get to know our founders as they share with you the story behind Maidstone Distillery and how they brought their dream to life. Using the pack we send you, you’ll be able to recreate our iconic G&T serves in your very own Vintage Gin Goblet and take part in an expert tutored tasting of both gins with the people who created them – all from the comfort of your own sofa and at a time convenient to you!

For each person we will provide:
1x Vintage Gin Goblet
1x Ranscombe Wild Small Batch Gin 5cl
1x George Bishop London Dry Gin 5cl
1x 200ml FeverTree Refreshingly Light Tonic
1x 200ml FeverTree Premium Indian Tonic
1x Dried Citrus Garnish Pack
Our full ‘Stay-tasting’ Virtual Gin Experience video. Watch the teaser video below!

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‘Stay-Tasting’ Virtual Gin Experience Teaser

Here’s what people are saying:

  • star rating  Such a great experience, really informative especially about Maidstone and the history of gin. Love the sustainability of all the products and the venue itself is beautiful.
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    29/11/2022

    star rating  I really enjoyed the gin making experience along with my family (all adults). It was a practical lesson delivered by Naomi in a friendly fun way but was educational too.... read more

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    27/11/2022

    star rating  We didn’t manage to get on to a tour/ experience but decided to pop in for a drink at the bar whilst staying in the local area.
    A very... read more

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    19/11/2022
  • star rating  We did a distillery tour and gin tasting for £20 per head and it was really good. Gin was very nice and was great to learn about how it worked.... read more

    avatar thumb Harry T
    17/11/2022

    star rating  Amazing gin making experience, lots of fun & we learnt so much. Lovely to come away with our home made bottle of gin which we had named. All very professional... read more

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    31/10/2022

    star rating  My husband bought me a voucher for my birthday for a gin making master class. Having not made gin before I expected it to be just mixing a few botanicals... read more

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    27/10/2022
  • star rating  We booked the Tour and Tasting experience with canapes from Frederic's Bistro (absolutely delicious) as an added extra.
    The whole evening was professionally run and fun. From the welcome G&T... read more

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    17/10/2022

    star rating  Had such fun at the Maidstone Disterllery Cocktail Masterclass for our work do. Delicious gin & Canapes! Staff were amazing, would deffo reccomend!

    H6342QRdanp
    06/10/2022

    star rating  The friendly and knowledgeable staff were first class. The History was fascinating and the Gin delicious.
    Park in Fremlin Walk car park and find the Hazlitt Theatre, just outside the... read more

    BarryC537
    21/09/2022
  • star rating  Dropped in on Saturday morning looking for a present for my brother and sister-in-law's 30th wedding anniversary. Picked up a presentation hamper which they absolutely loved and unbeknownst to me,... read more

    X6104XSbrucet
    20/09/2022

    star rating  Me and my partner took my parents here when they were over visiting from Belfast. We were given a gin on arrival (which was really refreshing). The tour itself gave... read more

    818tashae
    18/09/2022

    star rating  This was my third time here and the third experience and it was my least favourite, but it was still good.

    You get to make three Cocktails and they... read more

    sa1gon
    10/09/2022
  • star rating  A fantastic little distillery with so much to offer.
    The tour was so interesting I didn't know there was so much to learn about Gin and its history in Maidstone.... read more

    lynnie58
    04/09/2022

    star rating  Fantastic evening, learned lots about Maidstone history and how to make the delicious Gin from Sam!! Well worth a visit if you like a great G&T and fancy doing something... read more

    TimF_1991
    21/08/2022

    star rating  We had such a great time at the distillery last night. We had a 4.45 tour which included a tasting and a gin and tonic included at the start. ... read more

    francescalJ2651XP
    21/08/2022
  • star rating  We had a brilliant afternoon having a tour of the distillery and tasting some of the lovely gins they hand make. Found the history of gin making in Maidstone really... read more

    HSB82
    21/08/2022

    star rating  We went for a gin making experience on Sat. Absolutely brilliant! I was really impressed by the whole experience. I was nervous at first as an experience I’d done the... read more

    Nicola F
    01/08/2022

    star rating  Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our evening Distillery tour. We were greeted by very informative staff who went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed and explained the history... read more

    Piplouch
    31/07/2022
  • star rating  I went with a friend to do the gin making experience and wasn’t disappointed. The staff were amazing and very helpful when we were choosing our botanicals. Would go again... read more

    737kellyh
    24/07/2022

    star rating  I found Amanda very knowledgeable not only about the Gin products but promoting sustainability, environmental friendly ethos and a plethora of Local History facts and information. I bought a gift... read more

    408hazelw
    03/07/2022

    star rating  Fabulous afternoon making your gin. Lovely team and really helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Naomi for looking after us in the gin making. Highly recommend

    stuartansell
    03/07/2022
  • star rating  We treated Dad to a tour and tasting for Fathers Day, which we all really enjoyed.

    We had a warm welcome when we arrived, as well as a... read more

    Yorkielass510
    25/06/2022

    star rating  We went for a tour of the distillery today. It was a unique Christmas present and a very interesting one. We were met by a very bubbly lady called Amanda... read more

    Explore525315
    11/06/2022

    star rating  We had such a fabulous time making our own gin today, for our Silver Wedding Anniversary.
    Staff were super friendly and clearly knowledgeable, answering all our questions brilliantly.
    Their own... read more

    M9309THnicolar
    11/06/2022
  • star rating  Went on the gin making experience and managed to create a decent tasty gin! We were warmyl welcomed when we arrived and the large glass of one of the distillery's... read more

    chrishD1342HF
    09/06/2022

    star rating  We booked the Gin Making Experience and it was excellent.

    The staff were patient and helpful and we had great fun making our bottles of Gin.

    The... read more

    sa1gon
    02/06/2022

    star rating  Had a great time on a gin making experience. Selecting our own botanicals and distilling in our own mini still, sandwiched between two very tasty and large gin and tonics... read more

    patricksC2167MU
    21/05/2022
  • star rating  I was bought the gin making experience as a birthday present and wasn’t disappointed at all

    We were greeted by a lovely friendly lady who explained that we... read more

    J W
    20/04/2022

    star rating  Went with the family for the evening tour. We were met by friendly and enthusiastic staff for what was a most enjoyable and informative tour of our local gin history.... read more

    Paul337
    20/04/2022

    star rating  Would highly recommend. Had a wonderful time making our own gin as well as receiving, as part of the package generous samples of their award winning gin. Thank you Naomi,... read more

    laurief818
    04/04/2022

How does it work?

Our Virtual Tasting video is pre-recorded, which means you can take part in the tutored tasting on a day and at a time that’s convenient for you. We will send you a link to use to access the full video.

Why not share the experience with other households? You can host a Zoom or other online video conferencing call with friends and family, and broadcast this video with everyone in the call. Provided each household has their own pack, you can enjoy this experience in a larger group.

You’ll also need:

– Internet connection to watch the video.
– Ice cubes for the tasting.
– A bottle opener.
– A stirrer.
– A notepad and pen to write down your tasting notes.
– Your pack includes dried grapefruit and orange garnish, but you can bring more to experiment.

If you’d like more information or a quote for a bespoke virtual event, please contact us here or alternatively call us on 01622 670063.

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We are reinstating the tradition of Maidstone pioneer and master distiller, George Bishop, who created quality and world-renowned spirits from our county town back in 1785. We are reclaiming our forgotten heritage to produce spirits of depth, meaning and character that we can all be proud of. He was a champion of the people and it’s time for his legacy to be tasted again.

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