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Live Distilling

We booked Sky Wave Gin to run a gin masterclass for a client event at the Ellacotts office and we had a fantastic evening! Andy and Rachel were really engaging and got everyone involved in making both the gin and cocktails. We all got a mini bottle of our gin to take away at the end too. I’d definitely recommend as a great idea for a corporate event or a private party!
— Claire Waters, Ellacotts Accountants, Banbury
We booked Sky Wave Gin for an event in the Cotswolds and I couldn’t recommend them enough! They handled a group of loud and excited girls excellently and it was such a fun activity to do as a group. Everyone could get involved, and to learn about the process of gin making along the way was really interesting. The cocktails we made were delicious and the girls had a really great time. Thank you Andy and Rachel!
— Emily Roome, London

Our live distilling event is a rare opportunity to take part in actually distilling gin. These events can cater for up to 25 people. At the end of the event, all attendees receive a miniature (50ml) bottle of Sky Wave Gin that they have helped to distill.

We come to your event at your premises with our small still, ‘Tilly’, and distill gin with you and for you, in front of your very eyes. You help to prepare the botanicals and the still, under the guidance of our licensed Master Distiller.

The event lasts for about 2 1/2 hours in total. It starts with an introduction to us, then a very quick overview of what distilling is (so that you understand what you’re doing and why) before we start the process. We then invite you to help to prepare the botanicals and the still, under the guidance of our Master Distiller.

Once the still is running, we go into a little more detail about gin, its history and the different ways that gin is produced.

We also tell you a little of the Sky Wave Gin story and how and why we started making gin, followed by a tasting of our various gins. This seems to be quite popular!

We then have Part 1 of the cocktail making masterclass. We introduce you to a gin cocktail you might not have tried, and invite 3 or 4 people to learn to mix the cocktails for everyone.

Once everyone has their first cocktail in hand, we host a fun quiz on gin and cocktails, to test your knowledge. The quiz is relatively easy, with multiple choice and 50:50 questions. This is often done in teams and there is a small prize for the winners.

We then have Part 2 of the cocktail making masterclass, when 3 or 4 different people try their hand at being a mixologist.

After delivering the quiz answers and prize, the still run will be coming to a close. We show how we cut the distillate to make the finished gin, and invite you to help bottle and label your miniature bottles.

Everyone gets a miniature bottle (50ml) to take away that they have personally helped to make!

Our events are fabulous for small to medium sized groups of people looking for something a little different; we have delivered highly successful corporate events, birthday and Christmas parties, hen parties and so on.

If you’d like to talk to us about a live distilling event, please email us at info@skywavegin.com or use our contact form.