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Welcome to Winchester’s exclusive gin-making experience. 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.

Ready to play?

To celebrate our opening, we're releasing a limited number of Golden Tickets for the first students of The Blend Academy. Each ticket gives you exclusive access before general release, and offers a very generous 25% discount on the launch price.

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How to find us

The Blend Academy
4b Middle Brook Street
SO23 8DQ

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

4 Middle Brook Street, Winchester. SO23 8DQ

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