Downton Distillery Gin Tasting Evening

Downton Distillery

Gin tasting with Downton Distillery

WHEN: June 14th, 7pm-9pm
VENUE: Our Medieval Tavern, Live Escape Salisbury
COST: £25pp

2 samples of Downton Distillery Gins
1 free Downton Distillery Cocktail
1 mini charcuterie board

Only 20 tickets available.

Downton Distillery

Downton Distillery Gin Tasting what to expect

Gin lovers delight! Join us for a tasting evening and talk hosted by the brilliant Hugh Anderson of Downton Distillery.

Discover more about Explorer’s Gin, which Hugh lovingly crafts at his distillery a few miles away in the Wiltshire Downs.

This will be a journey into how gin is distilled. Including the botanicals used to produce their distinct flavour and a foray into the history of gin making. All while tasting some of Hugh’s best offerings.

Your experience lasts two hours and will include two delicious gins as well as a free cocktail and charcuterie board.

This experience promises to be a fantastic evening out or would make the perfect gift for that gin lover in your life.

More about Downton Distillery

The distillery was founded in one of the former homes (Parsonage Manor) of Sir Walter Raleigh, in an old carriage shed. Many a cold day was spent working their original still the ‘Ark Royal’. In 2021 the distillery relocated to Wick Down, which is part of the WiltshireDowns and Cranborne Chase. It is an area of outstanding beauty rich with Neolithic and Early Bronze Age sites. 

Their new home is located on the vineyards of Domaine Hugo and Offbeat Wines. Two biodynamic & organic award winning wine producers.

At the distillery they are in the process of rewilding Juniper back onto the downs. They also grow their own botanicals in the distillery garden which offers the most beautiful views across the vista. The garden is both important educational tool, provides us our herbs and supports an abundance of wildlife. The salvias and bergamots host a kaleidoscope of butterflies. There’s an eclipse of hawk moths during the summer before they migrate back to warmer climates in the Autumn.

They have an active sustainability programme. You can purchase refill packs for your spirits before sending them back to the distillery free of charge. Or you can refill your empty bottles at one of their refill points. These are located at Downton BreweryDark RevolutionRegent Tailoring, Kings Gate Store (Winchester) and Healthy Life (Devizes).

The Distillery’s spirits are multi award winning. Their Great Bustard Gin most recently won two major awards: ‘Best Contemporary Gin Under 42% ABV’ and ‘Best Gin For Martini’.

Hugh Anderson - distillery at Downton
Did you know Downton Distillery made a bespoke Parsnip Gin for James May?
The Downton Gin Tasting Evening takes place in our Grade II Listed Medieval Tavern
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