As part of a brand new entertainment programme for their cruises in 2020, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is giving guests the chance to create their own bespoke gin during their cruise holidays, with guidance from expert gin-makers, Nigel and Debbie Wright.
The first Gin Masterclass cruise took place on board Fred Olsen’s flagship, Balmoral, during its 70-night ‘South American Exploration’ cruise, which departed from Southampton on 6th January 2020.
Fred Olsen’s new premium gin-making experience will take place in Balmoral’s stylish Grill Restaurant, on Lido Deck 8, and will last around two hours, including introductions and tastings.
Classes will be limited to between six and eight guests, and will cost £25 per person, with the chance to make up to six gins per session, using Fred Olsen’s new state-of-the-art copper distilling equipment.
There will be over 50 different botanicals for guests to choose from, all of which have been researched and documented by Debbie Wright.
Guests will also receive a 70cl bottle of their own bespoke hand-crafted gin to take home with them to enjoy after the holiday is over and they are back home.
Gin expert Nigel Wright said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Fred Olsen guests to learn what goes into making a gin and to be able create their own bespoke bottle, tailored specifically to their individual tastes and preferences.
“Guests will be exposed to wide range of botanicals, and will learn what they like and do not like, from which they can develop their own recipe to reflect their personal taste, and get to take it home with them as a treasured memento of their Fred Olsen holiday.”
To find out more and when the next Fred Olsen Gin Masterclass cruise takes place visit the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines website.