Tastings & Events

Gin Tastings in York

York Gin Tastings in the York Gin shop 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 Gin Tastings will start again early in 2022.

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!

Please note: We have a zero tolerance policy on drunken behaviour. Anyone breaking this rule will be refused admission.

Juniper Evening Tastings in the York Gin Shop

(Friday at 6.30pm. £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 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 between 45 minutes and an hour on Fridays.

Juniper Tastings in the York Gin Station

Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 4.30pm. (£30 per person)

By popular demand, we've launched our Afternoon Gin Tastings in York Railway Station.
The York Gin shop in the historic station provides a beautiful backdrop to the tasting event.
A welcome G&T (our gold-winning London Dry) is followed by tasters of our other five award-winning gins.
You'll enjoy a fun, fascinating and delicious event in the capable hands of the York Gin experts.
It ends with another full G&T - with your favourite gin from the tasting.

Love Gin Tastings

February 2022 (£40 for online bookings; £45 for walk-ins)

To celebrate the Month of Love, introducing our Love Gin Tastings. Here's what you get from the hour-long event:
- A welcome cocktail on arrival.
- 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: stories and myths, fact and fiction.
- At the end, we’ll give you a 10% discount on any gins or gifts you’d like to take away with you.
- Plus we'll give you a self-care goody bag!
Limit: 10 people per tasting.

Outlaw Live: A naughty night of drag cabaret and gin

Join cabaret superstar Velma Celli and friends for a night of drag and gin.
Celli is one of the UK’s biggest and baddest drag queens - join her for an outrageous night celebrating York's notorious outlaws.
For one night only in the stunning and atmospheric National Centre for Early Music, why not unleash your inner outlaw?
There's a free gin cocktail on arrival, and lots of gin and other drinks to enjoy while you're entertained to an unforgettable night of naughtiness.

Gin Tastings for larger groups

If you’re a group of friends or want to organise a works activity, we have a choice of tastings for you.
Our Cocktail Tasting is brilliant, delicious fun - and you’ll get to enjoy three 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.
Email for more details.

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

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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