Gin Lab

Become a distiller for the day in an exclusive gin-making workshop
held at the Distillery.

The Experience

‘See one, do one, teach one’ – proverb

McHenry Distillery has always been driven by passion, research, experimentation, testing and sharing.

The tight community of distillers in Tasmania realised early on that a healthy industry is a long-term industry. Consequently, there’s a rich sharing of ideas and techniques among everyone. McHenry’s is no different. There are no secrets here; we are an open cask. So, join us and discover the many wonders of gin.

Gin Laboratory – Workshop guide.

The workshop itself is a tour through the ages. How gin has evolved from a simple medicine made by shepherds in Italy, to the sophisticated international drink it has become today.


Well will guide you by your taste buds through well-known brands of gin while unlocking the secrets of their flavour and botanical profiles.


Participants newly versed in the botanical flavour profiles can now create a gin to their personal liking. A large range of locally sourced Tasmanian botanicals are available, including lemon myrtle, saffron and lavender. You decide.

The Process.

Participants’ bespoke recipes are created in individual clear stills, so the entire process is ‘crystal clear’ from start to finish.

The result.

Everyone leaves with their own 500ml bottle of personally crafted gin and a bonus 200ml bottle of McHenry’s Classic Dry Gin to enjoy at home.


11:00am – 11:15am       Morning coffee and greeting.

11:30am – 12:10pm      VIP tour of distillery

12:00pm – 12:30pm     Gin masterclass taking a step through the ages to see how gin has evolved

12:30pm – 1:30pm        A gin flavour-matched picnic lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm          Setting-up of stills, loading of botanicals for bespoke gin distillation

3:00pm – 3:30pm         Bottling and labeling of personalised gin

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