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The Art of Gin Making in Akaroa: Tini Gin School is Coming...


Tini Gin School, Akaroa making a gin cocktail

Becoming a Gin Master: From Botanicals to Bottle


Gin, with its complex flavours and aromatic profiles, is not just a drink; it's a work of art. That's why, at Tini Gin Bar & Eatery, we're establishing Akaroa's first Gin School for you to be the master.


Behind every exquisite gin is a meticulously crafted process that transforms botanicals into liquid magic. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when our school will be open. From gin-making, to selection of botanicals, to the final bottling, join us to uncover the secrets of this captivating craft.


The Essence of Gin: Botanical Selection


At the heart of every gin lies the juniper berry, but the magic truly begins when other botanicals come into play. At Tini Gin School, Akaroa, we will be taking inspiration from our surroundings, selecting botanicals that capture the essence of the region. From the piney freshness of Douglas fir to the citrusy burst of local fruits, these botanicals are the stars of the show.


The Art of Distillation: Becoming a gin genius


Distillation is where the alchemy of gin-making unfolds. Local distilleries in Christchurch and Akaroa employ various techniques, each with its unique characteristics. Tini Gin School we be embracing the traditional pot still method, using a proprietary tool for you to leverage the ingredients to perfect. The goal is always the same: to extract and capture the essential oils and flavours of the botanicals, resulting in a beautifully balanced gin.


Hands-On Learning: Gin Schools and Workshops


For those eager to dive deeper into the world of gin, Christchurch offers a range of gin schools and workshops, and now Akaroa can join the line up. Our educational experiences will cater to both beginners and seasoned gin enthusiasts, providing a chance to learn from experts in the field. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:


1. Botanical Exploration: Get hands-on with botanicals and learn how to create your unique gin flavour profile. Discover the art of botanical infusion and experimentation.


2. Distillation Demystified: Gain insights into the distillation process. Witness the transformation of botanicals into gin and learn about the nuances of different distillation methods.


3. Mixology Mastery: Elevate your cocktail-making skills with mixology workshops. Create signature cocktails that bring out the best in your handcrafted gin.


4. Gin Tastings: Explore the diverse world of gin through guided tastings. Sample a variety of gins, including local creations, and develop your palate.


Akaroa Gin School: Discover the distiller by the sea


In Christchurch, gin schools and workshops have become a hub for gin enthusiasts. Our gin school in Akaroa will offer a new kid on the block, amongst a stunning waterfront backdrop.


Before you make it to us in Akaroa, you could try the experience at the Spirits Workshop in Christchurch. There you will be able to dive into the art of gin-making with expert guidance. From botanical selection to distillation, these workshops offer a comprehensive understanding of gin craftsmanship.


For other distilleries in the South Island, check out our blog.


The art of gin-making is a journey of creativity and craftsmanship, and you will be able to learn it at Tini Gin School in Akaroa. If you're a gin enthusiast, don't miss the opportunity to explore the world of gin through workshops and schools that bring this captivating craft to life. Cheers to the artisans who turn botanicals into bottles of liquid magic!

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