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Leeds Gin School

Opening Times

  1. Thu - Closed
  2. Fri - Closed
  3. Sat - Closed
  4. Sun - Closed


A school with a difference... Hotham’s Gin School offers gin-loving guests the chance to learn all about gin, and to distil their very own bottle of handcrafted gin, under the guidance of our head distiller.

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Guests attending the quirky school will learn all about the history of gin and different methods of distillation. They'll also have the chance to try up to 100 different botanicals used in gin making, choosing their favourites to distil themselves on tiny copper stills - all named after people with a connection with either Leeds or Hotham’s. There's lots of sampling to be done, with guests trying the range of Hotham's award-winning spirits, and our brand new Leeds Dry Gin - a small-batch gin distilled right here in Leeds' Victoria Quarter. Hotham's Gin School Leeds is also home to ‘The Bar Upstairs’, an intimate bar specialising in Hotham’s own-distilled spirits and a range of the best Yorkshire beers, ciders, spirits and soft drinks. Open to the public on Thursday to Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons, our expert staff are on hand to tell you all about our range and our Gin School. Both 'The Bar Upstairs' and Hotham's Gin School are also available for private hire, for hosting corporate events, Christmas parties, networking events and more besides - founders Emma and Simon pride themselves on providing an excellent - and memorable - experience for their guests.

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Hotham’s Ltd has won an array of prestigious awards since their opening in July 2018, including ‘Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award’ for ‘Remarkable Food Experience 2019’; the Garbutt + Elliott/Deliciouslyorkshire ’Taste of Yorkshire Award’ and more recently, a Silver Medal in the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2019 for Hotham’s Cardamom Gin. They are also four times winners in the coveted White Rose Awards 2020, scooping Gold for ‘Yorkshire’s Experience of the Year’, Silvers for ‘New Tourism Business’ and ‘Small Visitor Attraction’, and Bronze for the ‘Producers and Makers Award’.

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