Gin fans, brace yourselves for what might just be the best spirit-related news you’ve heard all year: Waitrose is officially expanding its much-loved at-home wine tasting sessions into the wonderful world of your favourite tipple.
From May you’ll be able to host a Waitrose gin tasting to take place in the comfort of your own home, office or event space. The new offering, which the store has dubbed its ‘Gin O’ Clock’ experience, gives you and your guests an informative two-hour session with one of Waitrose’s specialists, who will bring all of the alcohol and tonics direct to your door.
Your guide will explain what botanicals actually are, the art behind blending them and how to make the perfect gin and tonic. Each participant gets to try five different types of gin, including unusual flavours like a pink pepper and sloe, all mixed with a selection of Fever-Tree tonics. And you’ll all even get your own Fever-Tree Dartington crystal glass to remember the occasion by.
Andrew Riding, Drinks Experience Manager at Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home said: ‘The Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home Gin O’ Clock experience is a fun and relaxed way for you and your guests to find out more about various gin flavour profiles.
‘From knowing how much ice to use, to which glass choice is best, our experience will help hone your gin and tonic making skills. Britain is having a great love affair with gin at the moment and we are excited to either teach fans more about their favourite drink or introduce the world of gin to newcomers.’
Ready for the fun to be-gin? Waitrose is taking bookings now, for services from 1 May onwards. The experience will be priced at £400, but there’s an introductory offer for just £350 – and as the session can be for 6-10 people, that’s starting from just £35 per head.
So whether it’s a hen party, leaving do, family dinner with a difference or just an excuse to get your girls together, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate…
For more information and to enquire about a booking, visit waitrosewinetasting.com/packages