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Welcome to the Blend Academy - Winchester’s exclusive Gin School. Here you'll craft your own unique gin, guided by our Master Blenders, to sample, bottle and take home. Scroll Down

The Blend Academy

In the centre of Winchester in an unassuming building a stones-throw from the High Street lives The Blend Academy. Owned by the inventive minds behind the Winchester Distillery, the academy is dedicated to the creation, tasting and enjoyment of gin. And you're invited!

The Blending Room

The heart of the Blend Academy is the Blending Room - our dedicated research laboratory where visitors like you can learn the art of gin-making and create your very own personalised gin recipe to blend, bottle and take home.

Blended Learning

To start the session our Master Blenders will guide you on a fun journey through the fascinating world of gin, delving into its intoxicating history and sampling diverse recipes from our own private catalogue.

The Blending Library

You'll then be given exclusive access to the Blending Library - our private botanical archive containing over 100 native and exotic roots, herbs, spices, fruits and flowers for your blend. The recipe combinations are virtually limitless.

If only every library was this much fun.

Your #Blend

After formulating your recipe under the watchful eye of our Blend Master you’ll then bottle your gin and add your personalised label. As a graduate of the Blend Academy you’ll be able to order further bottles of your unique blend and to join our exclusive alumni club to experiment further.

Buy as a gift

Our gift certificates make the perfect surprise for your gin-loving family or friends. Each voucher is sent out by Royal Mail and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

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Ready to play?

The Blend Academy is now open for booking on select Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with additional session days and times being released throughout 2020. If there is not a suitable day and time for you then let us know - we may be able to create one just for you.

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How to find us

The Blend Academy
4b Middle Brook Street
SO23 8DQ

The Blend Academy is located in the centre of Winchester on the pedestrianised section of Middle Brook Street, between Iceland and Sainsbury's.

Look out for our sign and entrance opposite the Brooks shopping centre.

4 Middle Brook Street, Winchester. SO23 8DQ

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