Gin Making Masterclass

Learn how to create your very own bespoke gin!

2 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $165 (or 4 payments of $41.25 Afterpay)

Looking for unique things to do on the Mornington Peninsula? Join this interactive gin making experience at Bass & Flinders Distillery and curate your own bespoke gin with botanicals!

During this gin masterclass, you will delve into the wonderful world of gin and learn the long and fascinating history of gin and how it is made.

You will discover the techniques and exotic botanicals used in gin production and experience for yourself how these affect the flavour and quality of gin. Bass & Flinders Distillery are always scouting for new and interesting botanicals so their classes remain distinctive!

During the class, you will also be guided through the process of blending up your own gin recipe from a vast range of vapour infused botanicals.

Once you have created “your gin” tailored to your taste preferences, you will be able to take home a 500ml bottle with you for you and your friends to enjoy.

What you'll get
  • A two-hour session run by one of Bass & Flinders' experienced Botanical Advisors
  • A detailed history of gin
  • An explanation of the distillation process
  • Touch, smell and taste some of gin’s finest traditional and native botanicals
  • Tasting of Bass & Flinders products
  • Hands-on gin blending to create your own gin recipe
  • Cheese platter
  • A 500ml bottle of your bespoke gin to take home
  • Your gin recipe is kept on file so you can re-order your own gin to enjoy, or become one of the most unique gifts you can give!

Bass & Flinders Distillery - 40 Collins Road, Dromana VIC

Your teacher
Bass & Flinders Distillery
Bass & Flinders Distillery


Bass and Flinders Distillery was founded in 2009 on the Mornington Peninsula with a passion for adventure and a desire to create a range of high quality, artisanal gins brandies and liqueurs, that truly reflect our home and heritage.

Proudly the first distillery on the Mornington Peninsula, our original inspiration was drawn from a love of classic brandies produced in France. Using many of the same traditional production techniques, we set out to produce a premium aged spirit, our Ochre brandy, that proves just how good Australian brandy can be. Our location in the wine growing region of the Mornington Peninsula provided the perfect setting to pursue our dream.

Drawing inspiration from our coastal home where the sea meets the wine-growing hinterland, we handcraft our grape-based eau de vie spirit right here at the distillery, using traditional methods from the Charente region of France. Victorian wine specially crafted to our desired flavour profile is double distilled in small batches using a gas-fired alembic pot still - a method designed to celebrate the flavour and viscosity provided by the grapes. This is our definition of quality.

We are on a constant journey of discovery, developing new styles of gins, brandies and liqueurs. We are always scouting for unique, native botanicals that capture the essence of our local flora and define our true sense of place.

We are the ‘Spirit of the Mornington Peninsula’.

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Chanel Abbott Jul 2022

My family and I loved this class, It was very interesting and informative. The presenter was great. The venue is lovely and it was nice staying afterwards for a cocktail and some snacks. I loved that we were able to tailor a gin to our own taste, name it and reorder whenever we like. Overall a great session!

Food and Drink Tasting workshop review by Chanel Abbott

Emma Morris Jan 2022

100 ClassBento workshops attended • 67 reviews

I had quite an enjoyable afternoon, and now I have a delicious bottle of gin!
If you’re booking on a Sunday be aware that the class is actually 11-1, they do send an email to advise of this but it went to my junk mail, so we were late.
The only piece of constructive criticism I have is that the cheese and biscuits could have been served earlier, rather than at the end, as they could have helped break up the different flavours of botanicals

Food and Drink Tasting workshop review by Emma Morris

Sarah McConchie Jul 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Adrian took us through the history of gin and its origins, and it's resurgence in popularity in the last 15 years. We tasted and blended with his help to make our own unique gin, bottled for our enjoyment in the next day or so; luckily the blend has been saved for future reblending, because mine was pretty delicious

Gin Making Masterclass review by Sarah McConchie Sydney

Matilda Brewster Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

With a teeny negroni on arrival this wonderful experience couldn’t start any better! Our host and gin expert Angelica was full of knowledge about gin and it’s history. We tasted various botanicals and each concocted a masterpiece of our own! This experience was meant to go for 2 hours but they just kept giving us more and more tastings and cheese plates until 2.5 nearly 3 hours later we were happy, tipsy, full of new facts about gin and went back to our accommodation with a 500ml bottle of our own blend! Such a perfect experience and Angelica was the perfect host! Many thanks!

Gin Making Masterclass review by Matilda Brewster
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