Nelson’s Gin has been created by one man; Neil Harrison. In a world in which craft gins proliferate, Neil was certain that he had both the vision and the palate to create a gin that was exceptional. Having worked extensively as a chef, Neil knew that a pleasing and memorable tasting experience depends on the combination of many factors; from an inspired balance of flavours through to presentation, context and the all-too-elusive creation of ambience; the vital ingredient which owes more to alchemy than any kind of practicality. Nelson’s Gin is made in small batches, to be enjoyed by those who appreciate its life-affirming qualities. It is the only gin made on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, its manufacture being a sophisticated 21st century version of a ‘cottage industry’. Nelson’s Gin School is a learning, teaching and tasting academy for connoisseurs of gin, or those who simply wish to know more. Each one day Gin School Experience plays host to a maximum of six students. Their day is spent in a unique environment, learning about the creation of superlative gin.
The art of Gin distilling isn’t anything new, Jee Whiz, we’ve been doing it for centuries now, however what is new, is the way it’s done. Here at the Nelsons Gin Distillery, they have created something very special and it’s all down to the talents of one man, Neil Harrison. Neil and his experienced team has worked tirelessly to bring the world a gin that can not only be enjoyed, but one that is unique. That’s enough about the gin now, let me tell you about where you fit into the story. Not only do they have a state of the art distillery, but a high tech, yet simple gin school also. Whether your a gin lover or not, this gin school offers great visitor experience, set against value for money and after all. that, you get to take your own gin, distilled by you, home with you. The experience doesn’t only last for five hours, it’s one that you’ll take with you for the rest of your life!
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