Tastings & Events

Gin Tastings in York

York Gin Tastings in York 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.
The hour-long tastings are held every Friday and Saturday evening in the beautiful York Gin shop opposite the famous Shambles.
Enjoy two full G&Ts, taste the full range, get top tasting tips and learn about gin's incredible history. As well as gin tastings in the city of York, there are other wonderful gin experiences to try. They really are some of the best things to do in York for gin lovers.

More about Gin Tastings in the York Gin Shop

Every Friday & Saturday at 6.30pm - £30 per person

Our gin tastings are hosted in our beautiful city centre shop opposite the famous Shambles from 6:30pm every Friday and Saturday.
You'll enjoy a full G&T on arrival (our gold award-winning London Dry and Fever-Tree Light tonic).
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, learn about the history of gin and discover gin's myths and legends.
At the end, you’ll choose your favourite gin for another full G&T to round off the evening.
The session lasts around an hour.

York Gin at the York Food & Drink Festival

Visit the York Gin Garden - an oasis of calm, delicious drinks and food, and night-time music - at the York Food & Drink Festival.
We're open from 11am each day with:
  • Gorgeous York Gin cocktails and G&Ts, mocktails and soft drinks
  • Beers from the mighty Brew York
  • Fabulous food from the famous Millers of Haxby
  • Brilliant music from 6.30pm from top local singers and bands
At St Sampson's Square until Sun 2 Oct.
Enjoy the sunshine in the gin garden, and hide from any rain in our huge covered canopy.
More about York Gin at the Food Festival here

Spooky Halloween Gin Tasting - 31 Oct

Boo! Get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky gin tasting and ghost story reading event with York Gin.
The setting is the 16th Century York Gin shop - next door to the Golden Fleece, York's most haunted pub.
York's own ghost story writer Ben Sawyer will read from his latest book, the Holy Trinity and the Ghost of York.
Meanwhile, the York Gin experts will take you through some of our gins - including York Gin Grey Lady, inspired by York Theatre Royal's own ghost.
As well as six tasters, you'll enjoy two full York gin and tonics. Now that's not too scary is it?

Sparkly Christmas Gin Tastings

Here's the perfect festive treat for gin lovers!
A glittering Christmas gin tasting to enjoy with your friends in one of the UK’s most Christmassy cities.
It includes the bright red Fairytale of Old York cocktail - with edible gold leaf. Delicioius and very festive!
Plus tasters of six different York Gins, lots of laughs and fascinating facts and a full G&T with your favourite York Gin at the end.
Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm throughout November and most of December.
Tickets always sell quickly for these events - so, better get your skates on!

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

More fabulous gin experiences in York

Unique experiences

Try one of these gin experiences at some of York's finest venues. Book directly with them - and enjoy the York Gin!

York Gin Afternoon Tea at The Elmbank Hotel

Relax and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a gin twist in one of York's most beautiful hotels. More info and book an afternoon tea

Coming soon

Watch out for new gin cocktail-making classes at the Malmaison Hotel.

Larger groups & special occasions: Please get in touch

If you have a larger group or want to organise a gin tasting in York as part of a works party or stag or hen do, we can help.
Please email us with as many details as you can.
We'll get back to you with your options.
And if you're looking for a gin bar at your wedding, please email us at for options.

At-home gin tastings

Set up your own gin tasting at home. Our experience box has easily enough for two people to share.
With six gins, tonics, and detailed tasting notes, it's a great night in.
Makes a wonderful gift for a gin lover too.

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