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Rum & Gin Masterclass & Tapas

Lostwithiel, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Shonna

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After a quick meet and greet with the other guests we take you through the history, botanicals and GIN maceration process. We stroll to the gardens and hedgerows to collect and forage for seasonal botanicals to add to your bespoke GIN, at the designing counter.

You will be tasting the crude maceration and cuts.

The refining and distilling part of the masterclass takes place within our distillery where we will process and distill the artisan spirits in a little copper still. then we serve the first glass of the freshly made gin which all the guests will sample in a taste and critique session with a variety of tonics and garnishes.

End your masterclass with a full tasting session in our Tiny House, Tree House or Shepherds Huts with stone baked pizza and tapas (meaty or veggie) overlooking the Fowey River, the Saints Way and our breathtaking sunsets...

Green Cart Farm is an off grid, authentic working Distillery with rustic facilities, friendly farm animals and plenty of rudimentary quirks.

Accomodation is not included however you can book our accomodations through Air bnb at a 20% discounted rate
Other things to note
You will have 4 units (drinks) available to enjoy onsite and 250 ml bottle to take home.

The designated driver may not partake in any tasting.
After a quick meet and greet with the other guests we take you through the history, botanicals and GIN maceration process. We stroll to the gardens and hedgerows to collect and forage for seasonal botanicals to add to your bespoke GIN, at the designing counter.

You will be tasting the crude maceration and cuts.

The refining and distilling part of the masterclass takes place within our distillery where we will process and d…

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What's included

  • Food
    Pizza & Tapas
  • Drinks
    Distillery Tour & Gin Masterclass 350 ml Bespoke Gin
From $179
/ person

Meet your host, Shonna

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 52 Reviews
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The Telegraph's Best Gin Experience.
We are a husband and wife team of specialist spirit and perfume oil distillers and have worked in the industry as distillery consultants and GIn & Rum spirit designers for over 20 years. We have designed distilleries for several international artisan distilleries in Spain, Somalia, Costa Rica, Wales and England. Our passion is in the meticulus process of pot distillation.

We recently completed consulting on a German Film about a Gin Distillery as the tech, set designers and Gin making consultants.

You can see us on BBC's
Back to the Land with Kate Humble and Rick Steins Cornwall.
The Telegraph's Best Gin Experience.
We are a husband and wife team of specialist spirit and perfume oil distillers and have worked in the industry as distillery consultants and GIn & Rum spirit designers for over 20 years. We have designed distilleries for several international artisan distilleries in Spain, Somalia, Costa Rica, Wales and England. Our passion is in the meticulus process of pot distillation.

We recently completed consulting on a German Film about a Gin Distiller…
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Where you'll be

You will be at the distillery and gardens for your masterclass. We will have pizza & tapas and a full gin tasting bar in one of our Shepherds Huts or the Tree House.

Our rustic GIN HUTS vary on the day, we have Shepherds Huts, Tiny Cabins and Tree Houses. These are rustic glamping accomodations make sure you like basic off grid facilities before booking. The farm boasts breathtaking views of the Fowey river and Helman Tor.
Mark
December 2019
This was an amazing experience. The inclement Cornish weather didn't spoil it. The gin making was fascinating and tapas in the treehouse were sublime.
Martin
December 2019
Superb experience, this was the icing on the cake during our week long Christmas break in Cornwall. Will highly recommend to all our friends and family.
Anthony
December 2019
Really did love the experience, the gin making was fun, interesting and we learned a lot. Shonna is extremely knowledgable on the subject, very friendly and overall an excellent host. Location is interesting and varied. Tastings are really enjoyable and taking your own made bottle home was great. The only thing I would comment on is how the description of the experience says you get Tapas or pizzas (I think) and what we were provided for lunch was not quite that, even though nice. Having said that, it is not a huge issue as Shonna’s gin experience was first class on its own. And she was a great host. Thank you
Really did love the experience, the gin making was fun, interesting and we learned a lot. Shonna is extremely knowledgable on the subject, very friendly and overall an excellent ho…
Gina
October 2019
Cannot recommend this enough. As my first Airbnb experience I was nervous it wouldn't be what I was expecting but I've never been so happy to be wrong! Shonna and Ben really know what they're talking about and it was so special foraging and making our own gins with someone who really cares about the whole proces!s! I learnt a lot and will definitely come back with friends!
Cannot recommend this enough. As my first Airbnb experience I was nervous it wouldn't be what I was expecting but I've never been so happy to be wrong! Shonna and Ben really know w…
Tanaya
August 2019
What an absolutely incredible experience! I booked it as a birthday present for my mum - and Shonna pulled out all the stops! There was a little board with a happy birthday message, the food was amazing, and the gin making was fantastic! Would recommend 15+/10 :)
What an absolutely incredible experience! I booked it as a birthday present for my mum - and Shonna pulled out all the stops! There was a little board with a happy birthday message…
Alison
August 2019
What can I say that hasn’t been said. Gin experiences are everywhere these days and it is hard to stand out from the crowd. Shoonas masterclass truly does. From the first glimpse of the barn with its beautifully laid out table to foraging for your botanicals to the best gin science lesson I have had - and then the delicious tapas arriving throughout - topped off with my if I do say so myself master creation personal bottle of gin. Go you won’t be disappointed
What can I say that hasn’t been said. Gin experiences are everywhere these days and it is hard to stand out from the crowd. Shoonas masterclass truly does. From the first glimpse o…

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    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 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

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

    What to bring

    Warm layers, waterproofs and sensible shoes.