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.

We have a range of gin tasting and cocktail making options in the city of York. They really are some of the best things to do in York for gin lovers.

And, if you're looking to organise a special event or want York Gin at your wedding, please email
We can organise a wonderful, personal experience for you.


While the tastings are fun, they are also educational and are not designed for boisterous groups.
If you're looking for a more informal activity for you and your friends, we can definitely arrange this.
Please email with numbers - and we'll give you options and prices.

Cocktail-Making Classes

(Saturday, 7.30pm. £40 per person. Group of 4: £140)

Here's a delicious way to spend a couple of hours in York with your friends.
Learn the tips and tricks of cocktail making - and enjoy three delectable creations too.
It's all great fun - with laughter and joy all part of the experience.
It all happens from 7.30pm every second Saturday in the beautiful York Gin station shop.
You'll leave the class after two hours with the skills to impress your friends for years to come.
Special group offer (15% saving): Book the shop to yourself for £270. (Maximum 8 people).

Gin Tastings in the York Gin Shop, opposite Shambles

(Friday & Saturday, 6.30pm. £30 per person. Special offers available.)

Our gin tastings are hosted in our beautiful city centre shop, Sir Thomas Herbert's House opposite the famous Shambles, from 6:30pm.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER 1 - SAVE 15%: Two people and a bottle of York Gin to take home for just £80. (Normally £95.)
SPECIAL OFFER 2 - SAVE 15%: Book the whole shop for your own group for just £250. (Maximum 10 people.)

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

Your party, event and wedding with York Gin

Gin Tastings for larger groups

If you’re a group of friends, if you want to organise a suprise party, or if you want to organise a works outing, we can help.
Our Cocktail Tasting is brilliant, delicious fun - and you’ll get to enjoy three delicious gin 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.
And if you have your own ideas, we can work with you to create your perfect event.
Please 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 two weeks in advance.
Please email us at and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

York Gin at your wedding

If you're planning your wedding, we hope you'll think about inviting York Gin!
We can help to bring some real magic to your celebration - with a beautiful horsebox, an elegant bar (with top bar staff).
And we can help with favours, presents and table decoration.
Take a look at our wedding page

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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