Arrive at the Distillery
Once you step through our doors you’ll be greeted by your Distiller and a Piston & tonic of course, before settling down at one of our 10 copper still workstations. Your Distiller will then explain what’s in store for the next few hours, whilst enjoying some light snacks and nibbles.
Discover the History of Gin
You’ll learn about the history and heritage of gin, discovering the origin and uses of it back in the early 1600’s, as well as its development throughout the years, up to it’s resent resurgence today.
Learn in the process
Next, you’ll learn about the magic that happens inside your still to create gin, and how to correctly use the equipment for optimum results. You’ll also be told all about botanicals, the building blocks of gin, so that you’re ready to create your perfect recipe.
Selecting the Botanicals
Now it’s time to get hands on, smelling, touching and tasting your botanicals to understand what works well with what, and to create your bespoke flavour. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unique combinations, or keep it simple, the choices are endless.
Bottle your Gin
Finally, you’ll bottle your completely unique creation and then name it with your own customised Piston Gin School label before taste testing it to see how it stacks up to our own gin.
Graduating and Sampling
It wouldn’t be a school without a little graduation; so, it you’re up to it, enjoy another drink with your own concoction and take the rest home to impress your guests.
- Cater for vegetarians
- Event Venue
- On-site parking or valet parking
- Max group size - 20
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
Travel & Trade
- Groups Welcome
- Groups Accepted
Closest main road: B4063
Closest Road: Bamfurlong Lane
Follow the B4063 into Staverton Bridge
Turn into Bamfurlong long lane and continue for 0.1miles
Turn right into Bamfurlong Industrial park
Turn left after the first large hedge
You will see Piston Distillery on the first unit on the right.
Park anywhere in this car park for free