Brisbane Distillery at Jane Street in West End brings the “school spirit” to a different level with its very own gin school where you can learn how to make your own distilled botanical-flavoured drink.
Brisbane Distillery’s Master Distillers Experience is a two-hour class for up to 24 people held above the main distilling room on the top loft. Before the class starts, you’ll go through a tasting session to pick your favourite flavour, which you’ll be making during the class.
With over 100 botanical ingredients to choose from, you could easily concoct a personalised drink to take home or give as a gift. Some of these ingredients include the basic juniper berries, heaps of herbs, fruits and flowers, or a unique choice of about a dozen Australian bush food.
Once you’ve picked out the flavours you want, the guiding team will help you distill the drink using one of Brisbane Distillery’s copper stills. Whilst you’re learning the step-by-step process, you’ll also have a chance to sip different gins from the distillery. That’s right — you’re actually encouraged to drink alcohol during the class!
To make the experience more fun, invite your friends along so you can be in the same class together. Sign up for the gin school online. Classes are held at 2:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Brisbane Distillery is currently the only gin distillery in West End. Here, expert distillers can mix a 100ml bottle of personalised drinks but you can also choose from the variety of blends they have at the bar.
This site is open Monday to Sunday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. but the hours are extended until 11:00 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday.