Gin lovers can read all about their favourite spirit in hopes of finding out about the most enticing of tipples, however nothing compares to a good old tasting to tantalise those tastebuds.
Luckily Glasgow is one of the cities that has a plethora of distilleries and gin bars that offer gin tastings for their guests, giving them the chance to educate themselves on gin but also to decide the kind of gin that they fancy the most.
Here’s our shortlist for the gin tasting experiences you should visit while you’re in Glasgow.
Gin 71 Glasgow
Apart from offering its guests the chance to make their own gin bottle lamps (yes that is possible), as well as pampering treatments from the Gin Spa, Glasgow’s first dedicated gin bar has also an array of gin tasting events to choose from, on a monthly basis.
Explore the flavours of different gins by attending Pink gin tastings as well as Mediterranean gins and see which ones please your palate.
Price: £25 | Location: Merchant City, No.4 Virginia Court G1 1TN | For bookings and more information visit the Gin 71 website.
The Good Spirits Co.
At the Good Spirits Co. people believe in trying new things and learning about them and what a better way to do that than through a gin tasting?
They have a fully purposed tasting room which will accommodate up to 30 people for their regular tasting nights as well as ad-hoc tastings for private groups.
Price: £10 -£30 | Location: 23 Bath Street Glasgow, G2 1HW | For more information visit their website.
Join one of beGIN’s bespoke gin tastings with your friends or colleagues and learn all about gin pairings and flavour combinations.
Available for groups of 5-8 people, just let them know for dates and their expert team will create a gin tasting menu just for you.
Price: £15 | Location: 383 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8AU | Visit beGIN for more information.
Glasgow Distillery Company
Attend one of the Glasgow Distillery’s tours and see up-close the everyday workings of an operational distillery which is considered one of the pioneers of Scotland’s distilling industry.
Home to the award-winning Makar gins you’re sure to be in for a treat by experiencing the gin tasting that is comprised within this distillery’s tour.
Price: £38.00 | Location: 161 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1JD | Visit The Glasgow Distillery Co for more information.
Celebrated and sustainable Scottish seafood restaurant as well as Glasgow’s premier gin bar, you’ll find this gem in the thriving heart of Finnieston.
Although their gin tastings and masterclasses are not on a regular basis, we’d still keep this venue’s events on our radar as they bring experts from as far as Australia.
Price: starts from £19 | Location: 1125 Argyle Street Glasgow, G3 8ND | Visit The Finnieston for more information.
Crossbill Distilling Ltd
Attend this gin tasting experience and learn all about gin pairings under the watchful eye of Crossbill Gin’s award winning distiller and founder Jonathan.
Test and select your botanicals before you distill your very own gin in a miniature copper pot still. Finally your gin will be bottled and labelled for you to take away.
Price: £110 | Location: BAaD Calton Entry Glasgow, G40 2SB | For more information visit Crossbill Gin
Other than the impressive interior décor and extensive menu, this brasserie is host of a few gin masterclasses where guests are welcome to taste a variety of gin cocktails and G&Ts.
Enjoy exotic cocktails, dinner from matched menus and expert masterclasses by some of the best distillers in the business. Delve into the history, styles and creation of our best-loved spirits and enjoy some of the best tipples out there.
Price: £30 – £35 per person | Location: 129 Batch Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ | For more information visit Brasserie Abode
Alston Bar & Beef
Alston Gins are famous for their intense yet complimentary flavours pairing up perfectly with any meal.
Attend one of their gin masterclasses to gain insight into what goes behind great gin cocktail making as well as get a chance to taste six unique gins.
Priding itself on offering the best Steak and Gin in Glasgow, the Alston Bar & Beef features over 100 gins providing an inimitable selection of tipples for all gin lovers.
Price: £19.95 | Location: 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SQ | Visit Alston Bar & Beef for more information.