Virtual Tours Now Available!!
On the basis that we cannot plan for any physical events we have decided to introduce virtual tours of our distillery. You can now enjoy an immersive distillery tour from the comfort of your own home. During the tour you will learn about the art of distilling, how we produce all our Henstone products and enjoy a tasting session based around our three award winning gins. All sessions will be led by one of our Co-Founders.
You can opt for a one person, two person OR personal tour package as follows:
One Person Pack:
The one person pack comprises:
- 3 x Gin miniatures
- 1 x Henstone Branded glasses
- Paired tonic waters
- Dried fruit garnish
- A pack of botanicals
This will all be delivered to you before the event and costs £25 plus P&P.
Two Person Pack
The two person pack comprises:
- 1 x 70cl Henstone London Dry Gin and 2 x Gin miniatures
- 2 x Henstone Branded glasses
- Paired tonic waters
- Dried fruit garnish
- A pack of botanicals
This will all be delivered to you before the event and costs £50 plus P&P.
The Personal Tour Package
The personal tour package includes everything from the two person pack but you alone experience the tour on a date agreed between us.
The personal tour pack will be delivered to you before the event and costs £100 plus P&P.
We use the Zoom platform so all you will require is a phone, tablet or PC with an internet browser – oh and some ice!! There will be a maximum of five parties per call, so they are quite intimate, and they will last between one and a half to two hours.
During the tour we will give you a coupon code for use in our online shop giving a specific special offer.
Event booking will close one week before the actual tour to make sure packs arrive on time.
Choose the date and time that suits and head over to our shop to buy the tour pack.
- Saturday 30th January commencing 2 p.m.
- Saturday 13th February commencing 2 p.m.
- Saturday 27th February commencing 2 p.m.
Tour vouchers can also be purchased and redeemed against actual tours.
Following the very first virtual tour we had this feedback: “informative and interactive tour with some fantastic gin to enjoy, highly recommend”
Anne & Rob provided the following feedback: “We did one of Henstone’s virtual gin tours which was was brilliant! Chris showed us around and explained the process of making spirits. It was very entertaining and interesting. We then we had a gin tasting with the fantastic box of surprises we received. We are so looking forward to being able to visit in person, especially when the whisky is launched!”
Alison and Charles said “A big thank you for such an interesting in depth tour of the distillery. Our gift from friends. Whilst we have been on previous whisky and distillery tours. We haven’t had the personal touch that your tour gave us. Whilst it was a virtual tour the substantial pack that you sent us allowed us to have the full experience with all the gins that you produce together with samples of the various botanicals that you use in your distilling process and the complimenting mixers. We love the HENSTONE glasses a lasting memento of today. A five star experience and one we would happily recommend to our friends and relatives.”
Physical Tours Introduction
In light of ongoing Government advice we have cancelled all Henstone Distillery tours until the end of 2020 at least. If you were booked on one of the cancelled tours and we haven’t contacted you then please feel free to get in touch with us – contact details here CLICK FOR CONTACT DETAILS
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONVERT YOUR EXISTING PHYSICAL TOUR TICKETS OR VOUCHERS INTO A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
Ever wanted to know how a distillery works? Then book yourself on a Henstone Distillery tour and find out!
Come and meet Hilda our 1000 litre Kothe still and learn how we produce our spirits. Our tours generally take place on the final Thursday of each month between 3p.m. and 5p.m. and the middle Saturday of each month from 1p.m. to 3p.m. (see calendar below for actual dates) and are generally limited to ten people per tour. The tours are led by one of the co-founders/directors.
Tickets cost £20.00 per person in advance and include:
- A Henstone welcome drink on arrival (G&T or equivalent)
- An introduction to distilling and how we produce our spirits
- A tour of the distillery and our bonded warehouses (where our whisky is stored)
- A tasting of all our available products
- A Henstone departure drink (G&T or equivalent)
- 10% off any Henstone products purchased on the day
After the tour and tasting you are welcome to stay in our on-site bar, which is open until 7p.m. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and enjoy another drink and perhaps some food.
We have removed our rolling twelve month calendar until we know for sure we can safely run tours again.
Questions and Answers:
- Why are the tours on Thursdays and Saturdays?
We are an operational distillery and for health and safety reasons can only do tours when the still is not in use. We have chosen Thursday and Saturday afternoons so we can plan around this.
- There are ten of us but we cannot make a planned Thursday or Saturday, what can we do?
We are happy to consider other dates if there is a group of up to ten people wishing to come along. The cost in advance would be £200.00 and we’ll discuss your needs with you and try to find a suitable date/time. Call for details if you are in this situation.
- I’ve bought a ticket for one particular event but cannot make it, what can I do?
We do not offer refunds. If, however, we can accommodate you on a different date we will do our best to meet your needs. Please call for details.
- Do you have parking facilities?
We have a large car park at the distillery.
- Is the tour suitable for disabled visitors?
Our distillery in on the first floor up a set of external stairs. It is difficult to access and we have no lift. The tastings and presentation/explanation of how we produce our spirits are done in the bar area which has wheelchair access.
- Is there a minimum age for the tours?
All tours have a minimum age of 18 as drinks and tastings are delivered as part of the package. If in doubt we will ask for proof of age.
- Can I buy tickets as a gift with no specific date on them?
Yes, we do sell tickets without dates. The person who receives the ticket will then need to contact us to book on a tour. We will do our best to meet the ticket holders requirements but as mentioned above, the tours are limited by number of guests and places are given on a first come first served basis.
Please call or email us for further details or to book tickets – CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT DETAILS
Want to see other distilleries offering tours in the area? The take a look at the Gin Guide pages – CLICK HERE FOR GIN GUIDE TOUR PAGES