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You Can Take Your Mum On A Gin Tour For Mother's Day

You Can Take Your Mum On A Gin Tour For Mother's Day

Insert linkDoes your mum know her Hayman's from her Hendrick's? Can she sort her Bombay Sapphire from her Beefeater?

Well, firstly, she sounds like our kind of woman, and secondly, we have just the Mother's Day gift idea for her.

Grab the ice and lemons, because you can now explore the world-famous Bombay Sapphire Distillery - a mecca for gin lovers - on a fascinating tour, bookable via Klook.

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Along the way, you'll learn about the mind-blowing skill and artistry that goes into making their world-famous gin and get the chance to sip a few delish cocktails too.

Located in rural Hampshire, the distillery itself is stunning - think ornate glass structures and crisp red brick - and as you roam around you'll be plugged into an audio guide to give you the low-down on the building's back-story.

Bombay Sapphire's history dates all the way back to 1761, when Thomas Dakin purchased a site for distilling on Bridge street in Warrington and created Warrington Gin.

You'll learn about the mind-blowing skill and artistry that goes into making their world-famous gin (Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Klook)
You'll learn about the mind-blowing skill and artistry that goes into making their world-famous gin (Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Klook)
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It wasn't until the 1950s that a crafty chap named Alain Subin saw an opportunity to capitalise on the Mad Men-style era of Martini drinking and relaunched Warrington Gin for an American market. With lighter notes, a new incarnation of the gin was born: Bombay Dry Gin.

After exploring the distillery, you'll rejoin the group for a 15-minute guided tour of Dakin Still House, where you can see how the historical Dakin stills are made.

Prepare to roll your sleeves up because there are various interactive exhibits too, where visitors have the chance to learn about the distillation process.

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When the tour ends, unwind with a refreshing complimentary cocktail at the Mill Bar (Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Klook)
When the tour ends, unwind with a refreshing complimentary cocktail at the Mill Bar (Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Klook)
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After all that history and how-to, you and your mum can unwind with a refreshing complimentary cocktail at the Mill Bar and take the chance to ask your guide any final questions before your tour comes to an end.

Adult tickets are £17.50, children's tickets are £10. Thirsty for details? Here's a sample itinerary:

Tour Schedule:

  • This tour runs from Sunday to Friday
  • April-October: 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 3:30pm
  • November-March: 12:30pm and 3:30pm
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Sample Itinerary:

  • 10:20am meet with your guide
  • 10:30am welcome briefing (5 min)
  • Independent exploration of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery (recommended 45 min)
  • Guided tour through the Still House (15 min)
  • Enjoy a cocktail in the Mill Bar (recommended 30 min)
  • 12:00pm end of tour.

We're booking pronto - and in the meantime, we're off to mix a G&T.

Bombay Sapphire Gin is located at Laverstoke Mill, London Rd, Whitchurch RG28 7NR

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Featured Image Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Klook

Topics: Life News, Tasty Drink, Mothers Day, Gin

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.