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Gorilla Spirits Co. Distillery

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Distillery

The Workshop, Manor Farm Yard, Upton Grey, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire, RG25 2RQ

Tel: 01420 446 175

Gorilla Spirits Co. Distillery

About

Gorilla Spirits Co. was founded by Andy Daniels whose vision was to create a truly ethical business and an exceptional portfolio of spirits and liqueurs.

We welcome visitors to the distillery and offer guests the rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of spirits making. Our visitor centre also offers guests the chance to learn about the craft of cocktail making or why not become a distiller for a day by designing and crafting your own bottle of gin to take home?

Distillery Tour & Tasting
Come and meet Mugwaneza, our beautiful, state of the art still. You’ll also spend time in the company of our expert team, learning about the world of craft spirits and distilling. With a G&T in hand we’ll talk you through who we are, what we do, and why our relationship with The Gorilla Organization is so important to us. During your time at the distillery you’ll get the chance to taste our range of products and find out what makes each of them so special. Tours last approx. 1.5 hours and includes a large G&T, of course!

Cocktail Masterclass
Join us in our amazingly cool cocktail bar to uncover some of the great mysteries of cocktail making. Using the finest craft spirits, liqueurs and ingredients our resident mixologist will help you create some astounding drinks as well as teaching you some great tricks of the trade to go home and impress your friends with. Sessions last approx 2.5 hours. Each guest will make at least two cocktails and we always get the party started with a large G&T!

Gin School
Here at the Gin School you’ll get take charge of a fully functioning mini copper pot still. Under the guidance of our in-house experts you’ll learn all about distillation and the craft of gin making. We’ll guide you through the process of designing your own gin and give you access to our extensive library of interesting botanicals to create a gin that is truly unique. After distilling and naming your gin you’ll prepare a full bottle to take home with you, and there will be enough left for you to enjoy your own perfect serve G&T before you leave us. Gin School lasts around 3.5 hours during which you’ll also get the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of our distillery, learn about our award-winning products and enjoy a G&T or two!

Family fun – 18+
We are sorry but we do not allow anyone under the age of 18 on site. Experiences take place in our working distillery and are intended for adults only. We operate a Challenge 25 scheme and may request proof of age from visitors in line with our Alcohol Sales policy.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Cocktail masterclass£45.00 per ticket
Distillery tour & Tasting£25.00 per ticket
Gin School - one person£125.00 per ticket
Gin School - two people sharing£175.00 per ticket

Private experiences: our stunning distillery is available for private tours, cocktail masterclasses and gin school. If you have a group of friends, family, employees or colleagues and are looking for something exciting and different to do please contact us by emailing info@gorillaspirits.co.uk or calling on +44(0)1420 446175.

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The distillery is located in the village of Upton Grey, just a few miles south of the M3 outside of Basingstoke.

Satnav users can use the postcode RG25 2RQ to navigate to Upton Grey Road, then look for signs for ‘Manor Farm Yard’. Directions are available via Google Maps, just search ‘Gorilla Spirits Co.’.

Public Transport Directions

Public transport users should plan their journey in advance as links to Upton Grey village from Basingstoke are limited. For rail users, the nearest train stations are Hook (15 minutes by taxi) or Basingstoke (20 minutes by taxi).

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

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