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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.

Hen & stag parties and other larger groups

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 [email protected] - and we'll give you options and prices.

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.

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.
Maureen

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

On land

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

The York Gin Garden at the Principal Hotel

Open every day until 2 September with wonderful York Gin cocktails, G&Ts and more in this lovely garden just by the railway station.
More info & book at table - they do get booked up quickly.

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.

On the water

Gin Cruise on the Ouse

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, City Cruises will be running two-hour cruises on the Ouse in York.
Enjoy a York G&T and the brand new City Cruises-York Gin cocktail as you gently sail up and down the river. More info and book your place

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 [email protected] 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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