The Palma Gin Distillery can be found on an unassuming road just opposite the windmills of Industria. Completely renovated for the purposes of the distillery, the urban warehouse style of painted exposed brickwork, dark interior, glowing light filaments and gleaming copper stills, evokes in the imagination the tales of gin days gone by.
The brainchild of Stephen and Ross, ex charter agent and event manager, The Palma Gin Distillery offers guests a unique insight into the heady, aromatic and always fascinating world of gin.
There are several packages on offer at the newest and coolest experiential venue in Palma. A gin and tonic masterclass where guests taste and mix four different G&Ts, learning about which garnishes match which botanicals; a gin cocktail mixology class in which patrons design their own gin cocktails based on themes, flavours and designs; and the main event, the Gin Making Masterclass.
The three-hour session by the infectiously charismatic Liverpudlian Kate, who has been running such classes all over the UK for years now, kicks off with an immersive sensory masterclass to determine what flavours make you tick. What she doesn’t know about gin is not worth knowing! Students are then assigned to a mini copper still and guided through the crafting of their own bespoke bottle of gin, which is then wax sealed and labelled, and is ready to take away, show off and ultimately drink.
Throughout the session clients are treated to a gin tasting, four gin cocktails, tapas, and a riveting class on the deep, dark history of gin in Europe. You’ll learn all about what distinguishes gin as London gin from other types; how an Orange Dutch King and a very English Queen created and saved the tipple we love today; where mother’s ruin really comes from and what on earth going Doolally has to do with all of this. I could write books on what I learnt in that most atmospheric of venues but I feel that it would ruin the experience. We spent much of the session exclaiming, No? Seriously? I had no idea! So be prepared to be amazed. The fun is definitely in the discovery. I genuinely never knew gin could be so interesting!
All of the experiences on offer are great for couples, individuals, small and large groups and those just wanting to learn more about this intriguing world. It would be absolutely perfect for boat crew needing a team building experience or perhaps for the boss and his guests who want to make their very own one-off Mallorcan gin. I for one cannot wait to taste my own personal gin called Mother’s Minty Ruin. I just hope it doesn’t live up to its name.
So, go along, learn a little, drink a bit and make a lot. Gin truly is the nectar of the Mallorcan Gods!
All reservations must be made in advance at:
Address: 37, Carrer D´Alós, 07011, Balearic Islands
Phone: 665 46 78 60