The Gibraltar Gin Experience
For a fun filled, memorable hour book a place on the “Gibraltar Gin Experience” at the only distillery in Gibraltar.
The tour begins with a brief history on the Art of Distilling, an explanation of how Gin is made, followed by a comprehensive time line of Gibraltar history and gins chequered past.
Get to know how Alchemists from 450BC, 11th Century Monks, 17th & 18th Century Kings and Artists, The Royal Navy, American Politicians, Winston Churchill and James Bond added and subtracted to the popularity of Juniper Spirits.
Tantalise your taste buds with the taste of 6 Historic Gins created by the Spirit of the Rock team, designed to help improve your ability to choose your perfect Gin.
See and smell the botanicals used to make CAMPION one of the BEST GINS in the WORLD (World Gin Awards 2020).
End the tour with a complimentary double tot of your favourite Spirit.
Must be over 18 years of age.
Great trip. Plenty of gin to try and gift boxes to take home. Really knowledgeable guide and lots of detail on the history.
This was a truly excellent experience, one of the highlights of my long weekend in Gibraltar. Peter was a knowledgeable, interesting, informative and fun guide. Despite having attended several similar places in the past, I picked up quite a few new things that I hadn't come across before. The tasting was well organised and the portions and range of different gins was generous.
We did the tour one of the afternoons, you need ca hour. Guide (Peter?) was excellent, I’ve learned quite a lot about gin history. I was also surprised that many fashionable brands theses days are not actually real gins!
Tasting took place at the end, you try 6 samples and get a small takeaway jar with your favourite one.
We’ve also got nice G&T at the end. You can buy bottles with 25% discount. They also ship abroad in plastic pouches in sturdy cartoon boxes.
Fabulous hour or two at this small local gin distillery. Very knowledgeable about the history of gin and Gibraltar and we sampled gin recipes throughout history to the current gin made by the distillery called Campion gin which has won an award at the World gin awards. Would highly recommend the experience. The distillery is well located, being central just off Main Street. Take care with some other gins in the shops entitled Gibraltar gin. They are unlikely to be distilled there. Spirit of the Rock is the only local gin distillery and is family owned and run.
What a great little tour. Informative, interesting and well worth the cost.
The distillery is located in a small building just off of Cathedral Square. It’s not so much a tour - as the premises are quite small, as a very informative talk.
The history and evolution of gin is described in detail, and also things such as advertising.
I thoroughly recommend a visit. If nothing else, you have the opportunity to try all of the currently available styles of gin, and you get a cocktail at the end.
I didn’t catch the name of the owner (for which I feel a bit rude), but what really nice bloke. Very knowledgeable and more than happy to answer questions on the subject.
If you have a spare hour and like your gin, this has to be high on your to-do list if in Gib.
We visited last week and spent a very informative hour learning about the history of gin. We are gin lovers and come from near the Plymouth gin distillery. It was just the two of us on the tour and the host was very informative and entertaining and the gin tasting was great (but I would advise not to do it on an empty stomach like me). We absolutely loved his product and four bottle now reside in Cornwall (not for long I think). I also think the idea of the plastic refills that can be posted is brilliant (they also squash easily into your suitcase). I have already recommended you and am sure you will do well in the future...and excellent gin !!!
Spirit of the Rock
8 George’s Lane
Please note some locations indicated on the map may not be completely accurate and should not be used when planning directions.