Welcome to Devon Gin  & Rum School

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Learn to make your own Gin and Rum at the Devon Gin & Rum School

Based at the Cider Press Centre in Dartington, near Totnes, our Gin and Rum School is waiting for you to take an adventure into the world of distilling.

Ginspirational!

At the Devon Gin School we offer you a hands-on immersive experience into the world of gin production. We will give you the opportunity to learn about the diverse styles of gin, explore a variety of different botanicals and see behind the science of distillation. You will even be able to personalise your bottle of gin by designing your own label. All of this whilst sipping on a G&T or two!

Revel aboard our Rum Bus!

All aboard the Rum School Bus! Learn about the history of one of the most popular spirits in the world, its origins and the different methods of crafting it. Then it’s over to you, to create your own blend of spices and botanicals to distill into your rum. Once the still is on, you will be able to design your personalised label for your bottle. All of this whilst sipping on a rum cocktail or two, is this the best school bus in the world? We think it might be!

Why Choose Our Schools? Read some of our reviews… they say it better than we can!

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Great experience at the Devon Gin School. We learnt lots of interesting facts and had fun creating our gin using a variety of ingredients. Would recommend!
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Had a superb and informative afternoon under the guidance of Chris. Thanks to his expert tuition we left with a great batch of spiced rum and a lot of insight in to distilling and the process behind so many small batch and industrial rums; not to mention a superb rum punch recipe. He guides you through your selected spices and botanicals, helping you balance them to ensure you leave with something not just drinkable, but enjoyable. Your recipe is even kept on file if you want the distillery to run repeats of your rum for you! Highly recommended
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One of the best birthday presents I’ve ever bought my partner ever, master distiller Chris was very welcoming, informative and witty throughout the gin course. Excellent value.
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Great afternoon spent making rum. Really informative and helpful guy worked there who was funny and cool. The process is great, working through what the flavours are, how they work together etc. The result is tasty rum that should be EXACTLY the flavours you like and leaves a real feeling of achievement. Give it a go, well worth it

What happens at the gin school?

  • Join us in our distilling room with 10 alembic pot stills.

  • You will receive a welcome gin while our lead distiller takes you through a gin tasting and a little history of the spirit

  • Our lead distiller will guide you through various botanicals, spices and flavours as you start to build your gin profile.

  • Learn about the science behind the distilling, load your still and let it run.

  • Whilst your gin is distilling sip on another G&T  and design your own personalised label

  • Mix down your gin and find out how strong it is, then you can add your personalised label to the bottle.

  • Take away your 35cl bottle of gin, in a jute bag and discover your perfect serve!

What happens at the rum school?

  • Join us in our authentic American school bus

  • You will receive a welcome rum punch while our lead distiller talks a little of the history of this popular spirit and learn about the different types of Rum.

  • Our lead distiller will guide you through various botanicals, spices and flavours as you start to build your rum profile.

  • Learn about the science behind the distilling, load your still and let it run. You will decide when to make the cut!

  • Whilst your rum is distilling sip on another rum based drink and design your own personalised label

  • Mix down your rum and find out how strong it is, label your bottle and decide the finish of your rum.

  • Take away your 35cl bottle of rum, in a jute bag and discover your perfect serve!