The Caorunn Gin Plant at Balmenach Distillery, home to Caorunn Gin, is open to the public and gin lovers from near and far will be able to book a tour round the famous distillery to learn about the special botanicals and processes that go into making the much-loved craft gin.
The Balmenach Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other in Scotland; it lies in the heart of Speyside’s rolling hills, with breath-taking views of the highlands. Visitors can learn more about the Scottish botanicals including dandelion, heather, coul blush apple, bog myrtle and rowan berry – which all grow in the surrounding countryside and blend together to create Caorunn’s distinct flavour.
Each batch of Caorunn is passionately handcrafted in small batches by Gin Master, Simon Buley. Visitors will be guided through the craft process used to create the exceptional Scottishgin . Guests on the Caorunn Gin Tour will gain an insight into Caorunn’s artisanal production process through a privileged behind-the-scenes tour of the production area. What’s more, visitors will be given the truly unique chance to discover the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber, which gives Caorunn it’s clean and versatile taste. Built in the 1920s the Chamber is legacy to a time when all gin was produced using this slow, careful process.
The tour includes an intimate and personal Gin Masterclass, where guests will uncover the history of Scotland’s best loved gin.
The tutored sampling section of the tour is sure to be a highlight, where guest will taste how Caorunn has distilled the essence of the Scottish Highlands into a glass. Visitors will be taken on an aromatic taste adventure and enjoy a deconstructed nosing and tasting session to learn how locally foraged ingredients are used to create the uniquely dry and crisp, aromatic flavour of Caorunn. Caorunn will be sampled both neat and as a classic Caorunn &T, served with red apple to complement its fragrant tasting notes.
There will be one intimate tour each day, for a maximum of six guests. Tours cost £10 per person and start at 11.30am, Monday to Thursday. To make a booking or for more information, please call + 44 (0)1479 874933 or send your enquiry to email@example.com