Gin Experience


Leicester has its fair share of rich history. Once the main stay of the Roman Empire Leicester has evolved through the ages into what is today a city steeped in cultural diversity and wonderful architecture.

Leicester has reinvented itself as a socially and environmentally progressive melting pot, with an abundance of attractions for visitors to immerse themselves in from Leicester Cathedral, King Richard III visitor centre, beautiful green parks, reputedly the largest outdoor covered market in Europe, and a plethora of small workshops converted into lavish bars and restaurants. The Distillers Kitchen located on Market Place in the heart of Leicester’s cultural centre is the perfect home for our unique new Gin School – The Distillers Kitchen.


Gin would not be gin without botanicals. There are over 120 different botanical ingredients that can be used in making gin. Each gin has its own secret recipe and most recipes contain no less than four and no more than twelve botanicals.

Although it may be shared which botanicals are used in a particular gin, ultimately their infusion and proportions remain a secret of the master distiller.

The only legally required botanical is Juniper berries and this should be the predominant flavour. Other botanicals fall into different groups such as Spicy, Floral or Herbal . Some botanicals have characteristics that carry across more than other groups. It is a harmonious blend of thoughtfully selected botanicals that makes a well-balanced, tasty gin.


Whether you prefer floral, citrus, herbal or spicy notes, you will learn how to create your own bespoke and unique gin using botanicals of your choice.

Weighing your botanicals is a crucial part of the distilling process and determines the end result, we will guide you on quantities to ensure you can fully appreciate the delicate flavours of your gin.


You will distil your gin in one of our hand crafted Portuguese pot stills, made from copper for a smoother flavour.

Your mini still will be your best friend for the afternoon, fill it with your chosen botanicals and let the distillation process begin. Whilst your creation bubbles away infusing the spirit with your chosen flavours, sit back, relax and enjoy a Burleighs Gin & Tonic.


Once your creation has been distilled, you will get the opportunity to check out the strength of your gin, gaining approval from our master distiller.

You will then bottle and seal your 70cl bottle before adding a personalised label ready to take home.

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