About Us

The Gin Journey® is the leading light in gin tours in the UK. Established in August 2013 we’ve never looked back. We’re loving the gin renaissance just as much as you should be.

Founded by award-winning, booze-loving, knowledge-thirsty ex-bartender Leon Dalloway aka @TheGinBoss. The Gin Journey is here to set the world alight with gin love.

We have formed a crack team of gin commandos and created a set of astounding gin events to educate and inspire and bring the finest gin fun to you.

We at the Gin Journey are wild about gin, loco about cocktails and insanely in love with Britain so we wanted to bring these three wonderful things together to create a set of utterly unique experiences. We aim to showcase the finest gin the world has to offer and supply the tastiest drinks the mind can fathom. Enjoy.


Gin Journey (LDN, MCR, LIV, EDI)

The Gin Journey is a night out like you've never experienced before where you will be taken on an educational and fun-filled tour of London, Manchester, Liverpool or Edinburgh's finest cocktail bars to explore the spirit that has taken the world by storm.

Gin is in the limelight and oh my it’s got its swagger on. You’ll learn all about the beautiful juniper lead spirit which has had such a tumultuous yet romantic history with Britain. Gin Lane, Mother's Ruin, Dutch Courage, cucumber or lime - you name it, we'll chat about it.

On our tour you’ll be chauffeur driven by gin carriage (posh mini bus) to five gin parlours which double as beautiful cocktail bars (includes a working gin distillery on the London and Edinburgh tour). You'll enjoy samples of specially selected premium gins. You'll quaff well crafted gin cocktails, all whilst finding out about the history and production methods behind everything that touches your palette.

You won’t need to book a taxi, order a drink, and what’s more, there’ll be an area reserved for you in every bar. Sound great? It is.

The Gin Journey is an evening event that begins at 18:15 in a central location of each city and finishes around 23:00 in a similarly central location. Food is available on every tour but not provided. You are informed of your meeting point a week before the event. If you need more information please don’t hesitate to ask.

The Weekend Gin Journey is a Saturday event which begins at 14:00 and finishes at 18:30. Apart from that it runs identically to the Gin Journey. Roll on the ginny good times.

The tour includes 5 samples of gin, 5 cocktails, a chauffeured drive from bar to bar, *no hangover and a ridiculous amount of fun.

Private bookings and gift vouchers are available, to inquire please email hannah@shakerattleandstir.co.uk.

*no hangovers guaranteed only when sticking to the prescription of your Gin Guardian.

"Gin's answer to Willy Wonka."

Barchick

"Friendly and animated throughout… A remarkable deal."

The Guardian

"Like a school trip only sexier."

London on the Inside
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The Negroni Journey LDN

Gin, Campari, Vermouth. A glorious combination creates the kingpin of the aperitivo. The Negroni Journey is here to take you on an exploration of this ruby red Italian drinking gem of a cocktail. It’s the same vibe as the Gin Journey just all about the Negroni. You think you’ve slipped into a little bit of drinking heaven? Yes indeed you have. We’ve put together a program of classics and twists, using varied vermouths and gins yet only one Campari to celebrate the Negroni the best way we can.

The tour includes 6 variations of the Negroni, a chauffeur driven gin carriage from bar to bar, your very own Negroni Guardian (Journey host), plenty of knowledge, lots of little prizes to be given away and a ridiculous amount of fun.

Private bookings and gift vouchers are available, to inquire please email hannah@shakerattleandstir.co.uk.


Gin Journey Leicester

Well the unbelievable and unthinkable happened. Leicester City Football Club won the Premier League. To celebrate this Leon, a son of Leicester and big Foxes fan, is throwing a one off special. The Gin Journey Leicester is here for one night only. We will be focusing on local gins and telling their story as well as our own. We just wanted to join the party. Get ginvolved!

The tour includes 5 samples of gin, 5 cocktails, a chauffeured drive from bar to bar, *no hangover and a ridiculous amount of fun.

*no hangovers guaranteed only when sticking to the prescription of your Gin Guardian.


Leeds Loves Cocktails Gin Journey

For one night only the Gin Journey is coming to Leeds. We've put on an exclusive event solely for Leeds Loves Cocktails wrist band holders. For a special price of £40 guests will enjoy the Gin Journey experience in this fine city of Yorkshire. so expect plenty of gin knowledge, cocktails and samples and a barrel load of fun and get booked on as there's only 18 spots available. Once they're gone they're gone!

The Gin Journey is an evening event that begins at 18:15 in a central Leeds and finishes around 23:00 in a similarly central location. Food is available on every tour but not provided. You are informed of your meeting point a week before the event. If you need more information please don’t hesitate to ask.

The tour includes 5 samples of gin, 5 cocktails, *no hangover and a ridiculous amount of fun. This tour will not be chauffeur driven due to the close proximity of the bars.


The Botanical Journey Liverpool

LOVE GIN?

Ever wondered what’s in it and where it comes from? Fancy learning while you blend your own bottle? Want to sip on an exclusive gin that’s ONLY available in Liverpool at THIS event? Well lucky you, because now YOU CAN!

Liverpool has a great history when it comes to botanicals therefore Cocktail Kate, from Trip Advisor’s chart topping ‘Gin Journey’ is teaming up with the ‘Botanical Garden’ to bring Liverpool an immersive summer event that will excite and inspire the gin lovers of Liverpool. ‘The Botanical Journey’ is a gin-soaked educational event that will explore the herbs, roots, spices and seeds that makes gin so tasty. For just £30 you will have the chance to:

Try two exclusive gin cocktails, take part in a tasting session with a rare gin not available any where else in the city, get up close and personal with some well used and rare botanicals and blend your own batch of gin that you will wax seal to take home to show off!

This exclusive Friday night event starts at 6:30pm at The Botanical Garden, finishing at 9pm, though your table reservation will continue for the rest of the evening, giving you the chance to put your new-found gin knowledge to good use! food is not provided in the ticket price however if you wish there is an opportunity to enjoy some Cuban Street food from the boys at Finca Liverpool half way through the night.