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The Old Smiddy Gin School provided by Stirling Distillery

The Old Smiddy Gin School
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$175.53
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About
Gin School and tour, your tour guide will be with you every step pf the way helping you to create your own gin. You will get to choose from 20 botanicals to make a gin to suit you. At the end of the school you'll get to take home your own hand made 50cl bottle of gin.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • You will be welcomed to our distillery with our bespoke welcome cocktail, shown our stunning Victorian building and seated at your very own mini still. One of our passionate staff members will then give you a run down of gin’s history, from its medical uses to binge drinking in the slums of London all the way through to today’s Scottish gin craze. They will then talk you through the science of gin distilling and show you a selection of beautiful botanicals which you will choose from to make an entirely unique gin all of your own. Over two hours you will charge your still, choose your flavours, test the gin as it comes off the condenser and bottle it with your personalised Old Smiddy Gin School label to take home. To finish up, you will enjoy a Stirling Gin perfect serve alongside a G&T made from your very own creation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • You will be welcomed to our distillery with our bespoke welcome cocktail, shown our stunning Victorian building and seated at your very own mini still. One of our passionate staff members will then give you a run down of gin’s history, from its medical uses to binge drinking in the slums of London all the way through to today’s Scottish gin craze. They will then talk you through the science of gin distilling and show you a selection of beautiful botanicals which you will choose from to make an entirely unique gin all of your own. Over two hours you will charge your still, choose your flavours, test the gin as it comes off the condenser and bottle it with your personalised Old Smiddy Gin School label to take home. To finish up, you will enjoy a Stirling Gin perfect serve alongside a G&T made from your very own creation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 255313P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All distilling equipment
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Stirling Distillery, 9 Lower Castlehill, Stirling FK8 1EN, UK Please meet at distillery shown on map.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All distilling equipment
Departure details
  • Stirling Distillery, 9 Lower Castlehill, Stirling FK8 1EN, UK Please meet at distillery shown on map.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Vacationer643588
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Amazing! Come here
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a brilliant afternoon we had! Can't recommend this enough. Feargus and Kat were fantastic. Krpt us going with loads of chat and free flowing drinks. Thoroughly recommend
Written October 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written October 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Olivia Walker
Huddersfield, UK9 contributions
Fab visit!
Absolutely brilliant tour by Thomas. Found it very informative, went into a lot of detail about the history behind the gins, the ingredients and behind the business. The legends behind the folklore gins were very interesting. Unfortunately didn’t get to try many gins as I was driving but my partner said that they were all really tasty. Fab value for the money, £20 for full tasting and £10 for driving which contained a mock tail and a 25cl gin and tonic to take home. An all round great tour and would definitely recommend!
Written September 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abby C
4 contributions
Fantastic!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent! Kat was brilliant and told us some great gin stories and the tasting was brilliant! Would absolutely recommend for a fun afternoon in Stirling!
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kylie T
3 contributions
Excellent gin tasting
Sep 2021 • Friends
We had the best experience gin tasting (7 different guns to taste). Kat was an excellent host. I couldn’t recommend a visit to the distillery more.
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MissyM24
140 contributions
Gin tasting
Kat told some fab stories/legends that Stirling gin has been created around , she was fantastic . The gin tasting was great. A must visit if you are staying in Stirling/Edinburgh .
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dawn E
3 contributions
very interesting
Jul 2021
Brilliant tour! Loved learning about the history of gin and the production process. It's a small, authentic, family-run business and it shows in the staffs' passion for the business. A great day out.
Would be great for a hen do.
Written August 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written August 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Glenn B
1 contribution
Unmissable experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing unique experience boutique place with a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Gins where fantastic and our guide courtney was passionate knowledgable and a pleasure to listen too 👍😁
Written August 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written August 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Olivia G
United Kingdom2 contributions
Brilliant
Aug 2021 • Couples
Drinks were amazing, tour was interesting and the guide, fearful was lovely and charismatic! Great time at the tour 💗 courtney and Colleen were so friendly as well. Will definitely recommend
Written August 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written August 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beth M
4 contributions
loved the tour! delicious gin
Aug 2021 • Couples
really loved the tour done by Cat! super friendly and informative and we both learnt a lot about the history of gin and the history of their company! Also very much enjoyed each and every gin, even bought a little bottle to take home :)
Written August 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written August 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kade
6 contributions
Will be back ASAP
May 2021 • Friends
Thomas and Fergus were a riot. The price was worth every penny. Getting to take home a bottle of your own crafted gin on top of what? 4 or 5 other cocktails as well as a discount on the goods from the distillery? Absolutely fantastic. Great craic and great banter, will gladly book the gin school again if not to just try make every combination of gin possible. 100% recommend as a gift or day out.
Written May 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here on Saturday for our gin school. I will also pass on your kind messages to Thomas and Feargus, they also thoroughly enjoyed making delicious cocktails for you. Many thanks, Elle
Written May 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Stirling Distillery
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A Gin Lovers Heaven
5 of us visited the distillery for the Gin Experience which consisted of a delicious blood orange gin cocktail to s
Bizzymum1
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Top Notch Gin Experience
Absolutely loved our ‘Gin Experience’ such a warm welcome from the friendly team at Stirling Gin. A cracking locati
585sheya
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Great experience with Kat!
Happy to get a large selection of their guns to taste and a fun tour of their cute little distillery. Thank you Kat
Brezzers
Brezzers
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Ginfest!
Great fun and exceptional gins and liquers. Anna was very knowledgeable and made us very welcome. Well worth a visi
angelagT8650NW
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Gin tasting
Listening to the history behind the names of the gin, great wee gin tasting session, very informal and Courteney w
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Well worth a visit for gin lovers
First time to Stirling -as a gin lover had to do the gin tour and tasting - absolutely fantastic andThomas looked a
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Great place to visit
The gin tasting was a fantastic experience and a great selections of gins and a couple of cocktails. The host (youn
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Brilliant experience
We did the 5pm Gin Tasting with Courtney. She was a great guide and full of knowledge which she made fun and intere
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Distillery visit.
The presenter .... Fergus. He was very entertaining. Even though I was a driver and only got to taste the gin sampl
ladiesliketolunch
ladiesliketolunch
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Brilliant
Gin tasting and tour was excellent. Our tour guide (Fergus) was easily heard and really funny! 7 different gins to
SuzieMc_1987
SuzieMc_1987
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Amazing !
Gin tour was amazing ! Maralese as very informative ... loved the goblin story ! The actually distilling process wa
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N876HArachelw
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Gin tasting afternoon
Such a friendly, welcoming atmosphere here. Hearing about the origin of the gin was so interesting. Great value for
Morrison-Boyd
Morrison-Boyd
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Excellent....highly recommend!
Many thanks to Fergus and the other team members for ensuring a fabulous experience on our recent Folklore Tour....
870tonyj
870tonyj
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Excellent tour and tasting experience
Whilst the wife and myself was visiting the son and daughter-in-law at Dundee they arranged for the 4 of us to visi
AManchester
AManchester
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Gin tastings
Interesting afternoon great selection of gin and very good guide . Fergus. knowledgable about gin and its producti
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