Voted New Distillery of The Year 2022 by The Gin Guide, The Henley Distillery uses innovative recipe development to create premium, small batch spirits using traditional, hand-crafted, artisan methods. Housed in an 18th century barn, tours and tastings are available as well as a fully immersive gin experience.
Visitors are welcome to come to the distillery to browse their selection of Henley Gins and gifts. They are based in a rural 18th Century threshing barn just outside of the historic town of Henley-on-Thames.
Taking place in the hub of the distillery, this 45 minute experience will begin with a tour during which, guests will learn about the history of gin and its distilling process. They produce their spirits using traditional, artisan methods and a Head Distiller will share their knowledge and experience with you as you discover the processes which create their hand-crafted gins.
Each guest will have the opportunity to sample their 3 different gins produced by Master Distiller Jacob and will do so whilst enjoying a large Henley G&T in their beautiful barn. The drivers in the group will take home their selected gin in an individual 5cl bottle and will be served a soft drink to enjoy during the experience.
Taking place in the hub of the distillery, guests will begin with a tour & tasting during which, they will learn about the history of gin and its distilling journey. They produce their spirits using traditional, artisan methods and a Head Distiller will share their knowledge and experience with you as you discover the processes which create their hand-crafted gins.
Following the tasting, the group of no more than 12 people will move across the courtyard, G&T in hand, to the gin school where individual copper stills will be reading and waiting.
With their experts on hand to provide guidance and advice, each guest will choose from over 100 botanicals and will create their own uniquely personal 70cl bottle of gin.
In addition, guests will leave with their own formula not only written on their personalised gin label, but they will also keep it safe enabling customers to order more bottles of their bespoke creation in the future.
Included in The Henley Distillery Gin Experience:
• A tour of the distillery, learning about the history of gin from a Head Distiller
• A gin tasting including a variety of flavours produced on site including:
◦ Raspberry & Black Pepper
◦ Spiced Orange
◦ Lemon & Chilli
◦ Oriental Spiced
• 2x large G&Ts plus a gin cocktail
• The use of your own individual still to produce a full-size 70cl bottle of bespoke gin
• Advice and guidance on recipe development form our gin experts
• The choice of over 100 botanicals from our apothecary including tonquin beans, chilli & English rhubarb
• Your own recipe written on a personalised label and stored on file for the future
• Groups are kept small with a maximum of 12 attendees per session
Please do get in touch if you would like to book for groups of more than 6 people or if you would like to hire and create a bespoke distilling experience for a private group.
They also offer gift cards for either the tour and tasting or gin experience which are available from their website.