Best Places to go Gin Tasting York – At the moment there does not seem to be many gin tasting classes in York – there’s lots of Gin Bars, Cocktail Bars and Cocktail Making Masterclasses but just not as many Gin Tasting Classes!  This might change though and I’ll update the post if I see any!  Here are the gin tasting experiences I have found.

York Gin

12 Pavement, York YO1 9UP

York Gin offer fabulous gin tastings in their shop on Pavement.  It’s a lively and sociable session where you learn all about the history of York Gin’s six types of gin and get to try each one!  The session starts with a welcome cocktail and ends with a full size G&T with the gin of your choice.

Read our review of when we tried Gin Tasting at York Gin

Gin tasting in york
Gin Tasting at York Gin

Chapter House Bar in The Principal, York Gin Tasting

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA

Start with a gin cocktail on arrival, along with a few nibbles throughout your gin masterclass experience.  The Chapter House Bar’s friendly team will explain the history of gin, its origins and types.  Expect local Yorkshire gin favourites to feature such as York Gin, Slingsby and Slingsby Rhubarb, discussing their differences and story.  You’ll have the chance to ask your burning gin questions, and they’ll show you how to make the perfect serve.  Enjoy three cocktails each during the 1.5 – 2 hours masterclass.  The Gin Tasting York experience can be tailored based on your requests.

£30 each, minimum of six per party.  (There is a discount voucher on the Yorkshire Food Guide page.)

Cocktail Bars in York
Bramble Cocktail at The Principal, York.

Gin Tasting at The Botanist

15-19 Stonegate, York. YO1 8ZW

From The Botanist website: “Discover the origins and history of our botanists’ favourite tipple, as our experts guide you through our gin tasting masterclass. Enjoy a range of expertly selected gins, as you learn to identify the unique flavours and botanicals in every bottle.”

£25 each, minimum of six per party, maximum of twelve.

Read our review of Lunch at The Botanist

York Gin Tasting
Gin Tasting at The Botanist

Tank And Paddle

Merchant Exchange, Bridge St, York YO1 6DD

Homed in a former merchants building in the heart of York, The Tank and Paddle is a cool vintage styled craft beer joint. While retaining the original industrial charm of the building we have created a new balcony that is a real sun trap for those summer days and nights.

“We have a range of 3 different gin masterclasses available for you to pre-book.  It doesn’t matter if you are a gin beginner or a gin geek, these sessions are perfect for any gin lover!  Gin & Easy – £20 per person.  The aim of this masterclass is for you to walk away with a full understanding of Gin and Tonic and its history.  As you arrive you’ll be welcomed with your first G&T and then you will be taken on a journey through the history of Gin and tonic.  We will also talk you through gin pairings, what works and what doesn’t!


Yorkshire Wine School – Gin Tasting York

Various Pop-up Venues in York

The Yorkshire Wine School organise gin tasting classes in York on set dates so do check their website.  This does mean that there is no minimum party number as lots of people attend at once.  “Do you LOVE Gin? Are you always looking for new Gins to try? Gin is booming; new distilleries pop up every week with a mouth-watering array of new botanical flavours”

£42.50 each, no minimum party.



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