Covid-19 Update

Along with the rest of the nation, we have been closely following the updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past few months. It is a worrying time for many and a challenging situation for businesses.

We have decided the health and safety of our customers and those we work with must come first. Therefore, we are taking the precautionary measure of postponing our gin school sessions, which were scheduled to take place in 2020, until it is safe to do so in 2021. It has not been an easy decision to make and we hope you understand. 

The impact of the virus has also meant we have had to give up the lease on our current premises and will be relocating our gin school back to Winchester Distillery as a temporary measure until we find a new venue. More details will be shared as soon as we know more. Please be assured that all bookings and gift vouchers will be honoured once we are able to reopen the Blend Academy.

Closing our current site also means we are currently unable to bottle additional blends, for those of you who have your recipe on file. We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause, but this is a temporary measure and we hope to restart our blending service as soon as we are able.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates via facebook. If you’re not already, you can follow us here.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email

Many thanks for your understanding and support. We hope that you, your family and friends stay safe and well during these difficult times.

Kind regards,

Paul and team
Winchester Distillery