Nine of the best gin distillery tours

There’s no doubting that gin is the spirit of the moment, with distillers falling over themselves to release fresh craft expressions to keep up with growing demand.

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Their investment is well placed, with the value of gin exports from the UK rising by 37% since 2010 to £394 million following a stratospheric “revival” of the spirit.

The UK is now the world’s biggest exporter of the spirit, with the number of UK-based gin brands doubling since 2010 from 31 to 73.

As the spirit gains prominence, so too have the distilleries at which it is made, with producers keen to emulate the success of the Scotch trade.

Much like Scotland’s Speyside whisky trail, Liz Truss, the UK secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, has called on the drinks industry to create a London Gin distillery trail to attract more tourists to the capital. While a London gin trail may not be a million miles away, the UK is full of gin distilleries worth paying a visit to.

From low-key independent operations of large-scale producers and stunning glasshouses, the world of gin is increasing its cultural cachet as distilleries fling open their doors to eager imbibers.

Click through for a look at some of the best gin distillery tours on offer in the UK… 

2 Responses to “Nine of the best gin distillery tours”

  1. diane says:

    Please send me any information on gift ideas – tour packages etc.
    Many thanks ,
    Diane Kidderminster worcestershire

  2. diane says:

    The Cotswold Distillery Chase Farm
    Gifts

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