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Tastings & Events

Gin Tastings in York

York Gin Tastings are a fascinating, fun and delicious introduction to gin. You’ll learn lots, laugh lots – and will develop an appreciation for all the gins you drink in the future too.

We have a range of gin tasting options in the city of York. They really are some of the best things to do in York for gin lovers.
Our best-selling Juniper Evening Tasting in the York Gin Shop continue until 5 November.

At that point, we'll be running the Sparkly Christmas Tasting - with a cocktail containing edible gold leaf - very Christmassy!
We also have a range of fabulous Christmas Gin Tastings for larger groups in various locations around York.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our friendly team at They’re more than happy to help.
Make sure you book early - spaces fill up very quickly!

Tasting packages - including our new Christmas Gin Tastings

Juniper Evening Tastings in the York Gin Shop

Until 5 November. (£30 per person)

Hosted in our beautiful city centre shop, Sir Thomas Herbert's House, from 6:30pm, our Juniper package is designed for small groups.
You'll enjoy a full G&T on arrival (our gold award-winning London Dry and Fever-Tree Light).
This is followed by generous tasters of each of our other five gins, as our experts take you through each in turn. You'll pick up tasting tips for all the gins you drink in the future.
At the end, you’ll choose your favourite for another full G&T to round off the evening.
The session lasts between 45 minutes and an hour on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sparkly Christmas Gin Tasting in the York Gin shop

From 6 November to 20 December (£40 per person)
What better way to get in the festive mood than a gin tasting in one of the UK’s most Christmassy cities?
The Sparkly York Gin Christmas Tasting is a festive, fun, fascinating and sparkly treat in the beautiful home of York Gin.
As well as a Christmas gin cocktail (with edible gold!), you’ll taste the whole York Gin range, learn lots and laugh lots.
Here’s what you get with the hour-long Sparkly York Gin Christmas Tasting:
  • Welcome cocktail 'Fairytale of Old York’: A deep red gin cocktail, complemented by shimmering sugar crystals and sparking gold gilding your the rim of your glass.
  • Taste the whole range of six gins and learn to taste gin like a professional.
  • Learn about the history of gin and York Gin's history: the stories and myths are fascinating.
  • Enjoy a full G&T as your final drink.
  • At the end, we’ll give you a 10% discount on any gins you’d like to take away with you – they do make lovely Christmas gifts!
  • Christmas Tastings for larger groups

    Perfect for office parties & bigger groups
    If you’re a group of friends or want to organise a works Christmas activity, we have a choice of tastings for you.
    Our Christmas Cocktail Tasting is brilliant, delicious fun - and you’ll get to enjoy three festive cocktails.
    At the Gin Masterclasses, you'll learn all about tasting gin, how it’s made, some gin history and lots more - and enjoy three York G&Ts along the way.
    There are lots more details here about our group Christmas tastings.

    Other tasting packages

    We can organise a private two-hour tasting session for your group.
    You'll all get a 10% discount voucher on any bottles and gifts to spend in our shop.
    Because these events take time to organise and run, there is a minimum charge of £400 for up to 10 participants.
    If you can provide us with as many details as possible (numbers and dates), we can then give you your options and payment details. (Deposit taken to secure bookings.) All bookings need to be made 2 weeks in advance.
    Please email us at and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

    What our customers say

    Fantastic! Would definitely recommend this event, excellent value for money and really interesting. Thank you so much!
    Carole & Sam

    The whole evening was enjoyable and relaxed and we would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend to anyone not only the gin but the tasting experience too. York Gin have some very loyal customers in us now.
    Lauren I

    We had a tasting after closing time as part of my fathers 70th trip to York. Great fun and very informative.
    Marc M

    Other events

    18 Nov to 23 Dec: York Christmas Festival
    We are now gearing up for the biggest event of York's calendar, St Nick's Fair - York's Christmas Festival.
    We'll be in our chalet for the full six weeks, selling beautiful gin gifts and offering free tasters.
    Wrap up warm - and we hope to see you there.
    Choose your tasting

    Have your own tasting at home. Our experience box has easily enough for two people to share.

    Both come very highly rated by hundreds of satisfied customers.

    DIY Home Tasting

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