Gin tasting in a craft distillery

Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Hannah

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and tickets

What you'll do

Each gin tasting experience lasts about 45 minutes. My distillery is small and bijou, so its like walking into someones home.... but with a bar and a still! What I cover in the tasting is how I set up the distillery, how I make gin and then we will taste each of the four gins and I will make you a gin and tonic of your favourite one. I encourage you to be inquisitive, to be curious and ask questions. The tasting experiences are always run in small groups so we can take our time and explore. It also means that no two tastings are the same! Then of course, you will have the opportunity to buy a bottle or a gift for a gin lover!
Other things to note
Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes! We are a working distillery and you will be standing for the tasting experience!

There is no food for sale so if you think you will need a snack, please bring your own

Water, gin, tonic and garnishes are provided!

We have bathrooms on site too!
Each gin tasting experience lasts about 45 minutes. My distillery is small and bijou, so its like walking into someones home.... but with a bar and a still! What I cover in the tasting is how I set up the distillery, how I make gin and then we will taste each of the four gins and I will make you a gin and tonic of your favourite one. I encourage you to be inquisitive, to be curious and ask questions. The tasting experiences are always run in…

What's included

  • Drinks
    You will be offered a gin and tonic in the cost of your ticket
  • Tickets
    I ask for a small entrance fee for the tasting

Meet your host, Hannah

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 33 Reviews
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I'm the owner of a small craft gin distillery that I set up three years ago. I do everything in the distillery myself, from distilling, to bottling and to running these tasting experiences! I'm self taught in the art of distillation, and I have learnt by trial and error. I love the influence that a distiller has over the process and how from simple dried ingredients, you can create something amazing. I have created four gins, each with a different flavour profile, so I know that there is something here that everyone would enjoy. Now, my gins are internationally recognised and have won awards in the USA and UK. What I bring is passion, enthusiasm, the love of a good tale. That is why I use cartoons for the labels. There is a story behind each bottle!
I'm the owner of a small craft gin distillery that I set up three years ago. I do everything in the distillery myself, from distilling, to bottling and to running these tasting experiences! I'm self taught in the art of distillation, and I have learnt by trial and error. I love the influence that a distiller has over the process and how from simple dried ingredients, you can create something amazing. I have created four gins, each with a different flavour profile, so I know that there is so…
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Where you'll be

The gin tasting will be held in the distillery. The distillery is based at Vliegkamp Valkenburg near Katwijk. The airbase was built in 1940 and has been through many transformations. Its currently being rejuvenated for small businesses and homes. The distillery is light, airy and is a fun space. Cartoons decorate the walls and there is something to see in every corner. Come and explore!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Nancy
July 2021
Diese Entdeckung ist ein Muss für jeden Gin-Liebhaber! Die Gastgeberin lebt das was Sie tut und übermittelt das auch in der Vorstellung. Sie erklärt wie Sie zum Brennen kam und wie die Herstellung funktioniert. Sehr sympatisch und freundlich, einfach mitreißend. Es handelt sich nicht um Massenabfüllung, sondern um ganz besondere Einzelstücke in unseren Augen. Preis-Leistung - TOP!! Die Verkostung war ein reiner Genuss!
Kate
June 2021
We had so much fun at Driftwood Distillery. Hanna is a wonderful host, we felt very comfortable, and gin tasting was very entertaining. Would recommend as a great gift to a friend or family member.
Marah E.
June 2021
Hannah made the experience unique for all her guests. I went with my partner and felt extremely well taken care of and fascinated with the Distillery's story. I love any idea that is born from passion and has a meaning and reason behind! Well done! Totally recommend to anyone who wants to visit. You'll see that you will fit with the personality of one of these Gyn bottles and you would love to take one home with you. Keep up the good work and passion! :)
Sjoerd
December 2020
Deze ervaring zit erg goed in elkaar en kent vele mooie aspecten. Binnen een uur hebben we veel geleerd over het proces van het maken van gin, het proeven van gin en het verhaal achter de namen en etiketten. Dit als volledig covid proof op een bijzondere lokatie.
Veroniek
December 2020
I really enjoyed the tasting experience. The stories behind the different gins, the distillery proces, the taste's: all of it! Hannah is a really friendly host.
Melissa
October 2020
We had such a lovely experience at Hannah’s gin tasting. As real gin lovers it was great to actually learn about the step by step production process. The distillery is really cosy, the gins were great and Hannah’s wonderful backstories were the cherry on the cake. We hope to come back with a group of friends some day!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.