The experience starts at our Scilly Spirit Distillery in Old Town where we serve you our Island Gin and tonic.

You will have a guided tour of our distillery and see our beautiful stills, Bishop and Daisy, whilst learning about distillation and the history of gin.

Then it’s over to the Gin School where you will take charge of your own mini still. Our library of over 60 botanicals will be available for you to create a ‘recipe’ for your own gin. We will guide you through the flavour profiles to craft a delicious spirit!

Whilst your still works it’s magic, you chose a name for your gin and we will label your finished bottle to take home to share with your family and friends. There should even be enough from your still to end the experience with your own gins and tonic, selecting a suitable tonic from our bar! You will leave with your gin and a bottle of our Island Gin in a branded bottle carrier bag.

We will keep your recipe and if you wish to order it again, we will make it up and send it to you.



We enjoyed gin school very much. Art spoke knowledgeably. It was incredibly interesting hearing about Island Gin and then making our own. Surprising the flavour of gin we created, very tasty!
— James
Clan Carter would like to thank Arthur for a first class experience yesterday at Gin School.

It was so well organised, prepared, delivered. The whole time was top notch from start to finish.

If Arthur were a teacher – all his students would love him and all get straight A’s

Thank you both so much
I did Gin School with my husband and it was fantastic, loved the experience and the gin. Highly recommend doing this
— Amy
Gin school was so much fun! We learned so much about process and history. The best bit was deciding on our own botanical combination and distilling. Results were fascinating and actually pretty delicious! Definitely recommend Gin School (fun for even the non-gin lover!
— Matt
WOW, absolutely delicious Island Gin! I have a new favourite, thank you, and I certainly have a few to choose from! Love the bottle, love the gin, I will be back for more!
— Laura
Booked a Gin Tour.. brilliant! Very interesting with a lovely Gin and Tonic too. Can’t wait to do the Gin School next time!
— Joanna
Loved our gin school experience. Art was really professional, supportive and interesting and the whole experience was great. Also very impressed by their environmental credentials. Would really recommend.
— Angela