An Artisanal Gin-making Course in Cape Town

An Artisanal Gin-making Course in Cape Town New Harbour Distillery

You don’t need to be a scientist to distill (y)our favourite spirit.

Move over craft beer. Artisanal gin is the new kid on the block. Learn how to make your own in this short course presented by the juniper-berry lovers at New Harbour Distillery in Woodstock, a company of creative scientific individuals who manufacture high-quality artisanal spirits.

In the three-hour cram session lead by master distiller Nic Janeke, you’ll broaden your knowledge of the history and different types of gin, from Old Tom to London Dry. You’ll also get clued up on all the different manufacturing techniques and how various botanicals affect the flavour.

And the most exciting part is that you’ll also get to make your own version of the quintessential British tipple – from scratch – using single-botanical distillation blends. Certificates will be given to those who complete the course.

The course includes:
• course material
• tastings
• a booklet with recipes
• a bottle of gin, made by you

Booking is essential and classes are limited to ten participants. Larger groups can be accommodated on request.

Diarise the following dates for upcoming gin courses

18 August 2018
25 August 2018
29 September 2018
27 October 2018
24 November 2018


25 August 2018


11am – 3pm


Book here


New Harbour Distillery
64 Victoria Road Woodstock Cape Town



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Time of publication: 10 October 2017

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4 Responses to “An Artisanal Gin-making Course in Cape Town”

  1. Jen Bader

    Will you be running this course this year?

  2. Cath Morton

    My friend & I (serious gin drinkers) are in Cape Town 1 November to 24 November, any chance of an event then?

  3. Jan Raaths

    I would like to attend the gin coarse on the 24th September

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Jan

      You’d need to contact New Harbour Distillery directly (contact details on right hand side).