Tours & Tastings

EVER WANTED TO KNOW HOW WE MAKE ALL THESE DELICIOUS BEVERAGES?!

Well, come on down to Essex Spirits Co & see first hand at our central Chelmsford 'THE ESSEX DISTILLERY'.

So, what does a tour entail?

- Welcome to our distillery shop & tasting room where you will be met with an Essex Spirits Co drink & mixer of your choice! 

- There will then be a short talk about Essex Spirits Co & why we do what we do, before you are taken down into our distillery & production room, where we will explain our processes & how we distill, blend & bottle every drop of Essex Spirits Co products.  

- We will then head back upstairs to our shop & tasting room where you will get the chance to try the full range of Essex Spirits Co 'core products' which includes.. 3 gins, 1 vodka, 1 rum (... & if you ask nicely maybe some of our current seasonal releases!). 

This tour will usually be led by our founder & head distiller, Zane, so save up any questions for the end where you can enjoy mingle & enjoy a drink at your leisure. 

Don't forget to purchase your favourite bottle from the tour at our store afterwards - you will get a 10% discount off any purchases made on the day ! 

We can't wait to see you... Cheers! 

 

BUT I'M NOT DRINKING....!

Have no fear - we appreciate you may not be drinking  for a number of reasons but would still like to come on the tour.... please simply select 'Designated Driver' from the drop down menu. 

You will receive the exact same tour experience as everyone else - except you will be welcome to a soft drink at the start (we even have local juices & sodas) - we will also give you 5 x 15ml samples of our range of products to take away for you to enjoy at your leisure (or gift to someone like your last rolo). 

*PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER INFO* 

 







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AGAVE SPIRIT EXPERIENCE

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a special night with Sin Gusano on November 18th.

The Sin Gusano project is working for the wider understanding and preservation of artisanal agave distillates – traditionally known as “Mezcal” – as well as the sustainable development of rural, mezcal producing regions of Southern Mexico. The project was conceived during an inspirational holiday to Southern Mexico.

Blown away by the complexity of flavour found in mezcal, the skill and hard work of the artisan who makes it, the cultural significance of the maguey plant, and the general positive vibes in Mexico... Sin Gusano founder Jon left his previous job in the city of London to live in Oaxaca and delve into the world of agave.

The tastings you will experience at these events are curated by Sin Gusano founder, Jon, and feature mezcal sourced by him in Mexico and not available elsewhere in the UK.

Check out reviews of previous events on their page HERE

The evening will include:

  • 5x incredibly rare Mexican Mezcal samples
  • Guided tasting & talk by Sin Gusano founder, Jon
  • Tacos to enjoy alongside your Mezcal tasting
  • Welcome drink on arrival



 







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MAKE YOUR OWN SPIRITS

EVER FANCIED MAKING YOUR OWN SPIRIT?

Well, now's your chance! Come down for an evening of drinks, learning, fun & most importantly... making your own vodka, gin or rum!

 So, what does a 'Make your own' session include? 

  • Welcome to our distillery where you will be met with an Essex Spirits Co drink & mixer of your choice! 
  • There will then be a short talk about Essex Spirits Co & how we distill & macerate ingredients using all natural (& local, wherever possible) ingredients.
  • You will get to taste our range of spirits to give you some inspiration for your own creation.
  • Finally, taste around 40 different ingredients that your will get to choose from to make your very own bottle of vodka, gin or rum 
  • Once you've settled on your own recipe you will get to mix your very own bottle to take home! 
  • We even save your recipe incase you ever want to order it again in future.

*PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER INFO* 


 







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ESSEX SPIRITS CO. DISTILLERY EVENTS

‘E-GIFT CARD’

Stuck on what to get that special someone & don’t know when they’re free toi come on a tour? Do you know they’ll just LOVE to make their own bottle of spirit?

Well... just let them decide when! 

That's exactly what you can do with our ESC E-Gift Card for tours & make your own. 

 The best part? This gift card has an life of one year (even longer if the recipient asks nicely) so whoever you gift it to will have plenty of time to pick a suitable date.


** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A PHYSICAL PRODUCT - we do this due to our commitment to sustainability, we do not print physical (plastic) gift cards - simply pass the gift card code onto the recipient and they can reclaim at any time either online or in person at our distillery ! **






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*Please be aware due to licensing we are only able to host people over the age of 18 at the distillery - we operate a challenge 25 policy so please take it as a compliment if we ask you for ID on arrival for a tour*

** PLEASE NOTE THE SHOP & TASTING ROOM IS SITUATED ON A 1ST FLOOR MEZZANINE LEVEL - we are more than happy to host you or your guests but if you feel any of your party may struggle to make it upstairs then please let us know in advance & we can arrange a downstairs table for you to sit at before & after the tour **

***Our address is: Unit 32, Waterhouse Business Centre, 2 Cromar Way, CM1 2QE. If the weather is nice we are a roughly 15 minute walk from Chelmsford station through Central Park! or jump in for a very short taxi ride from the station. If you ask us nicely we'll tell you the best bars to head to after a tour :) ***