GINLAB

Learn how gin is made in our unique GinLab,
the first and only one of its kind in Canada!
Immerse yourselve in this innovative and fun
team building experience for work colleagues
or a group of friends. Our head distillers will
guide you through the process while you
learn to distill on our specially designed mini
 copper column stills.
Each class can accommodate 9 – 12 people,
divided into groups of 3 or 4 per still.

ARRIVE AT THE DISTILLERY:

On the day of your visit to The GinLab, please arrive 10 minutes before your session starts. Hand sanitizer is placed at the entrance. Our staff continues to wear masks during visits while visitors are free to choose. Winter shoes/boots are not permitted past the vestibule. Please bring a change of shoes according to the season and weather conditions.

MEET & GREET:

Once all the guests have arrived, you will be greeted by our head distiller and GinLab instructor. Your hosts will explain the format of the next few hours and introduce you to the distillery, its origins and the historic site.

THE STILL ROOM:

Once you’ve met our beautiful stills, you will be divided into your groups and given an orientation on the mini copper column stills that were custom-built for our exclusive GinLab experience. Your “ginstructor” will explain the processes involved in creating gin.

CRAFT YOUR OWN GIN:

Each group will be given the botanicals needed to distill the unique GinLab expression. During this time, the three mini stills are warming up, the pots filled with the neutral spirit base. Our team assists you in loading the gin baskets to create this unique recipe.

TIME FOR SOCIALIZING AND A COCKTAIL:

While the hearts are being collected and supervised by our head distiller, the group proceeds to the tasting room to socialize, sample some of 1769 Distillery’s spirits and receive some tips on how to create balanced cocktails at home.

A FINAL WORD ON GIN APPRECIATION:

Each participant will proof down their gin, then will be guided on a tasting of each flavour profile that was created while learning about the best mixer pairing.
A sample of this unique gin expression, available only at the distillery, is your gift for participating!