Take a gin ramble around London with the WSET

This September, Bermondsey’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust will celebrate the botanical beauty of London gins with another of its gin rambles.

Led by the WSET’s Mike Walpole and Tom Sandham, author of The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol, the gin ramble will see gin lovers get special access to some of the capital’s most fascinating distilleries.

The programme for the day – which takes place from 9am-6pm – is as follows:

  • an introduction to the history of gin at WSET headquarters, with the 'Godfather of Gin', master distiller Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers, followed by a tasting with Sacred's master distiller Ian Hart.
  • lunch at the Princess Victoria, Shepherd's Bush.
  • tour of the Sipsmith distillery in Hammersmith – the first copper-pot distillery to launch in London in 189 years.
  • tour of the recently launched London Distillery Company in Battersea, with the chance to choose botanicals and distil your own Gin Ramble gin.
  • gin-cocktail masterclass at 214 Bermondsey gin and cocktail bar.

The gin ramble will take place on Friday 27 September. Tickets cost £125, including travel to and from the distilleries, entry to the distilleries plus gin tastings, a two-course lunch, a gin cocktail at 214 Bermondsey and a small bottle of Gin Ramble gin. To book your tickets, visit the WSET’s website.