Forage wild botanicals & distil! 1person
Forage for wild Welsh ingredients to distil your own unique wild botanical gin or vodka!
- 150 British pounds£150
- Chepstow & Catbrook
THIS LISTING IS FOR 1 ADULT, USING 1 STILL, 1 BOTTLE TO TAKE HOME (Please see next listing to book for 2 people sharing a still & bottle to take home, at a reduced rate for a pair) In partnership with the wonderful folks at Silver Circle Distillery we are offering you the unique opportunity to spend an afternoon foraging for wild Welsh ingredients, before enjoying a couple of craft cocktails during an introduction to gin-making and botanicals from expert distillers, then using your chosen blend of selected pickings to distil your very own bottle of bespoke gin, or vodka, in a miniature copper still, to take home and enjoy! This is a 4 hour experience, beginning at 11.30am with an immersion into foraging along the Severn Estuary coastal flats, meadows & hedgerows. We will meet in a car park close to the Severn Bridge, from where we will embark on an approximately 1.5 hour gentle guided walk of an incredibly bountiful area, with beautiful views across the River Severn. Along the way I will introduce you to a myriad of remarkable seasonal wild ingredients with incredible flavours and aroma profiles which lend themselves excellently to spirit-making. I will teach you about each plant, how to find and identify them, pick them and how best to capture their essence in your signature creation. Any flavours which excite you, we will pick a handful of for you to use to create your signature gin or vodka! Once we have collected our freshly foraged ingredients, we will take a 25 minute scenic drive along the river through the Wye Valley, to Silver Circle's Distillery in Catbrook. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a refreshing Wye Valley gin & tonic, expert distillers will then explain and demonstrate how gin is made and you can sample several varieties of their award-winning craft gin and other cocktail lines, whilst learning about botanicals and how to create an original and tasty gin or vodka recipe, which you will then produce in your own miniature copper still! Finally you will blend, measure and bottle your unique 70cl creation to take home and savour whilst remembering your wonderful afternoon of foraging & distilling in the Wye Valley! 2024 Dates: February 10th, May 11th, August 3rd & December 7th.
Refunds will only be issued if Gourmet Gatherings is forced to cancel an event due to circumstances such as dangerous weather. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us 14 days or more, before the booked experience to be refunded or to reschedule. If the weather is prohibitive, we will contact you to rearrange. It is not possible to offer a refund for any cancelled bookings made within the appropriate time frame, for which alternative dates are available.