I had the best time at Adnams Bury St Edmunds recently, learning about botanicals and the process of making gin.
My gin maker for the afternoon was Toni. She was truly lovely, very informative and guided me through my choice of botanicals, gave me samples of Adnams gins and vodkas (I didn't realise vodka was to be the base alcohol of my gin!), and told me about the history of the company. Whilst my gin was going through the distilling process I watched an informative video about Adnams, whilst enjoying a G&T.
I named my gin 'Retirment Gin' as the experience was gifted to me by some colleagues when I left work. It smells delicious - I haven't tried it yet as it is best to wait for three weeks for everying to bond together.
Before the gin making I was able to sample other Adnams products from the tasting table at the back of the shop. Thank you to Vikki and Ally who were equally as knowledgeable about the products they sell, and wines/spirits in general.
Would thoroughly recommend this experience.