An hour’s drive from Melbourne on the sunny Mornington Peninsula is Bass and Flinders, a gin distillery offering the chance for regular Jos to make their own gin. In a two hour blending class, participants will be greeted with a cheese platter, gin and tonic, a tour of the facility and be given a working knowledge of the process of distillation. Gin enthusiasts then get to blend any combination of 14 distilled botanicals (cardamom, cassia, pepperberry and lemon myrtle feature) until they find a combination they like. If you like you gin citrusy, herbal, or spicy, now’s your chance to control the action. The workshop ends with participants bottling their own gin and hand labelling it. The recipe is kept on file so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a whiz you can even reorder a second batch through their website. Maybe everyone’s getting bottles of gin for Christmas this year?
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