Gin Masters: Premium Gin Tasting Masterclass for Two at Merchant House London

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Gin Masters: Premium Gin Tasting Masterclass for Two at Merchant House London

City of London, London

£100
  • Add an extra guest (23 more maximum) +
    £50

“Gin-lover? Well then this is absolutely the place for you” Design My Night

Why we love it

Discover half a millennia of spirits history at Merchant House London; named 'Best Gin Bar 2016' by The Independent. Inspired by the turbulent past of the British Empire, Merchant House London pays homage to our country's spirit of choice, gin, in this tasting masterclass with an in-house expert.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a public gin tasting masterclass for two people at Merchant House London, as part of an intimate group of up to 10 people
  • Savour five 20ml portions of premium gins from around the World
  • Explore the world of gin as presented by an in-house gin expert
  • Indulge with a 15ml nip of rare gin from 'The Private Collection', which includes gins dating back to the 1950s

Exclusive to TRULY

  • A signature Gin and Tonic each upon arrival

Description

Just behind historic Bow Lane you’ll discover Merchant House; named 'Best Gin Bar 2016' by The Independent. The bar celebrates the mercantile history of gin; the spirit that has come to define the Great British Empire.

Stocking over 250 bottles of gin in all shapes and sizes, the spirit backs a striking centrepiece bar. Naval blues, plush leathers and dark woods add to the intimate and mercantile charm of the venue.

This gin masterclass is your chance to tap into The London Bar Consultant's considerable pool of knowledge. The tutors at Merchant House will share their expertise during a tasting that includes the origins of gin and its evolution to the present day. Taste five different styles of European gin, before the piece de resistance; a nip of Vintage gin bottled from as early as 1950.

Description

Just behind historic Bow Lane you’ll discover Merchant House; named 'Best Gin Bar 2016' by The Independent. The bar celebrates the mercantile history of gin; the spirit that has come to define the Great British Empire.

Stocking over 250 bottles of gin in all shapes and sizes, the spirit backs a striking centrepiece bar. Naval blues, plush leathers and dark woods add to the intimate and mercantile charm of the venue.

This gin masterclass is your chance to tap into The London Bar Consultant's considerable pool of knowledge. The tutors at Merchant House will share their expertise during a tasting that includes the origins of gin and its evolution to the present day. Taste five different styles of European gin, before the piece de resistance; a nip of Vintage gin bottled from as early as 1950.

We Also Recommend

  • Linger on for one of Merchant House’s signature Gin Martinis
  • Make reservations for dinner at nearby M Threadneedle Street
  • Pay a visit to the iconic St Paul's Cathedral or historic St. Mary le Bow church, whose bells define what it means to be a Cockney, before the masterclass

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Masterclasses are held on Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 7pm.

Masterclasses will be held in intimate groups of up to 10 people.

The experience will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Valentines Day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least three months in advance for weekends and two weeks in advance for weekdays.

We Also Recommend

  • Linger on for one of Merchant House’s signature Gin Martinis
  • Make reservations for dinner at nearby M Threadneedle Street
  • Pay a visit to the iconic St Paul's Cathedral or historic St. Mary le Bow church, whose bells define what it means to be a Cockney, before the masterclass

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Masterclasses are held on Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 7pm.

Masterclasses will be held in intimate groups of up to 10 people.

The experience will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

Note that at least 24 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

This experience is not available on Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, or Valentines Day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least three months in advance for weekends and two weeks in advance for weekdays.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

13 Well Court, London, EC4M 9DN

Merchant House London 13 Well Court, London, EC4M 9DN

Gin Masters: Premium Gin Tasting Masterclass for Two at Merchant House London

  • Add an extra guest (23 more maximum) +
    £50

Reviews

  • 5* Experience

    I received this masterclass as a Christmas present from my parents, for me and my sister as well as our partners. Because it was so popular we had to wait months for the booking, but I must admit it was well worth the wait. The location is amazing, a true hidden gem and our master, Carlos, was so knowledgable and friendly - he really made the whole experience the best we could have hoped for. I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

    Fantastic gin masterclass

    We had an absolutely fantastic evening. Amazing bar, really great vibe and the masterclass was really intimate and so interesting. Carlos our bar tender was so knowledgeable and a great host. The whole evening was superb. We loved it!

  • Excellent gift

    Great experience, lovely locations, knowledgeable and friendly staff

    Step back in time for a unique Gin tasting experience

    We really enjoyed our gin tasting session at the Merchant House. We loved how hidden away it was, down a little back alley off the main street. You walked under an archway and it was like we had stepped through a time portal in to the late 1920's.
    We let ourselves in to the reception where we admired an array of exotic bottles in glass cabinets like a museum piece then after a while a man came up to greet us and took us downstairs to a lounge bar all dimly lit with jazz playing in the background. We really liked the styling and the relaxed ambience that all added to the experience.
    Our host was a little nervous, it was her first time giving a Master class. She was very nice and did relax by the end of the session. We enjoyed tasting the different varieties of gin, and very impressed with the range available.
    I don't feel like we had a Master Class as such, more of an incite, all the same it was very enjoyable and I would recommend that any gin/ rum addict should make a visit.

  • At least 10 things you didn't know about Gin!

    Our "teacher" Jake was very knowledgeable and extremely personable- a very enjoyable experience!

    Now we know why we like Gin!

    Our evening was very enjoyable. The venue was relaxed, our expert was very friendly, we found the Masterclass very interesting and the Gin delicious.

  • Great experience with lots of gin!

    The class was informative and fun

    Great experience at The Merchants House

    Emily was brilliant, venue was great & gins were lovely!

  • Merchant House is one of a kind!

    Me and my partner has a wonderful experience at Merchant House last night - Our host Jake was brilliant, very knowledgable and extremely friendly. We got to sample so many wonderful gins and we stayed for some drinks afterwards, where Jake was also very willing to advise us. Very very good value for money and would recommend it to my friends!

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience

    The venue and Johnny were both great and made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
    Many thanks
    Maureen

  • Fun informative tasting class

    really great thing to do and learn about our favourite tipple . Jake made the event relaxing and really interesting .

    Most for gin lovers!

    Informative, interesting, a must for gin lovers

  • Everything you need to know about gin

    The main plus point for the experience was Jacob our host at The Merchant House. His knowledge was amazing and really made the experience a cut above just a tasting.

    Amazing

    We were truly surprised at how much there was to learn about gin and how little we knew! Excellent knowledge

  • Warm welcome

    We were instantly made to feel welcome. The staff were professional and knowledgable, my wife did ask for a particular gin which was not available. However, the staff were able to advise a very close alternative. A very big thank you to the staff and I would recommend this experience to others.

    Excellent gin tasting!

    Merchant House was simply fantastic. The bar staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable - which is exactly what you want! Would certainly recommend to anyone interested in drinking or gin!

  • Great gin tasting experience

    We thoroughly enjoyed our Gin Tasting Masterclass. Our barman Jonny was very knowledgable, giving us a brief history of the making of Gin. We thought it was great value for money as we also got a complimentary cocktail at the end of the experience. Will be recommending to friends.

    Not to be missed

    We thoroughly enjoyed the experience The venue excellent and Carlos was a wonderful host very knowledgeable and interesting. Would recommend.

  • How I began to enjoy Gin

    We went to this tasting not knowing much about Gin and this activity completely changed our view of this spirit. The barman gave us a very interesting introduction to the history behind the spirit and how it evolved. We also discussed how it's produced, the different types of Gin in the market and the history of G&, how it evolved from a medicine to fight malaria into the drink we know today. The barman was very enthusiastic about Gin and loved the drink and to create cocktails with it. We then tasted several different brands of Gin and discussed the best way to drink them. Finally he made a G&T and a Martini with our choice of Gin and Tonic water . It was a great experience and I fully recommend it.

    Gin tasting masterclass

    The gin tasting masterclass was an excellent experience all round. The venue was great and the host was super knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it

  • Friendly & informative

    Friendly informative and really interesting.

    A hidden gem

    The staff was extremely attentive and the gin mater himself was very knowledgeable, pleasant and welcoming.

  • Truly fascinating

    My sister and I throughly loved the masterclass! We learnt so much and tried lots of different styles, some of which were so unlike the Gin we're used too. Would thoroughly recommend it. Big thanks to Jonnie for making us feel so welcome.

    Fantastic experience, well recommended

    A fantastic experience and well recommended. The Merchant House is pleasantly hidden away and has a great old school charm to it with plush furnishing and a great music. The tasting session was really interesting whilst still accessible and light hearted. Johnny out bar tender was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a great selection of gins to try. This made a great birthday present but I'd recommend it to anyone looking to do something a bit different at the start of a night out.

  • Brilliant gin experience

    We had a wonderful evening on our Gin Experience. Johnie was a professional, friendly and knowledgable Concierge. We enjoyed visiting the amazing Merchant House and tasting some great gins. It was a brilliant 60th birthday present and well worth travelling from Lancashire to London for it! Thank you.

    Great masterclass

    We had a really informative and fun masterclass. It lasted over 2 hours and the time flew by.

  • Excellent

    Excellent experience. Fun, entertaining, good customer service in great surroundings

    Fantastic

    Very Educational and friendly.........so enjoyed it !

  • A great experience!

    Our Gin Master was very knowledgeable and could answer all of our questions! A great gift idea for a friend or family member and a good evening out.

    A must for all Gin lovers

    Had a great time, Nate was very knowledgeable both about the history of gin but also how and why the numerous gins taste different through the years. Lost count how many we ended up trying. Really learnt a lot would definitely recommend.

  • Gin masterclass

    Our masterclass was great! We learnt a lot and drank a lot of gin in the process! What more could you want?!

    Exceeded Expectations

    The experience exceeded the group's expectations. Our host at Merchant house welcomed us, provided us with a great history of gin and described modern gin-making methods during our tasting. Really enjoyable!

  • If you love gin - this experience is a must !!

    Was really interesting and my husband and I had a lovely time - we know more about gin than we thought possible....made to feel so welcome by the team at Merchant House - would thoroughly recommend.

    Fun Event

    Really good and a lot learnt about one of my favourite drinks.

  • Masterclass for the tastebuds

    The presenter's knowledge was excellent and opened up our minds to other types of gins that we weren't aware of. Very friendly bar staff; ambience was cosy, comfortable and inviting. Wish we could have stayed a bit longer to sample more of the cocktails on offer but had to go for dinner. Will definitely be back there in the future.

    Absolutely amazing from start to finish

    It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The knowledge, the service, the whole experience was truly wonderful, thank you x

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