• Big Tree Team

Learn to make your own bottle of gin!

Join A Gin Distilling Class.

This is your opportunity to spend a day at Big Tree Distillery on Jack's Springs Farm. Learn to distil your very own gin with the help of the team at the award winning gin distillery. A behind the scenes look at the world of gin distilling. Class sizes are limited to only 10 people per class. This is a hands on experience where each participant will spend the day learning about the distillery and the process of gin making with the use of individual copper alembic stills (two people per still) you will learn and use the one charge distillation method. Once you have made your gin you get to take it home! Your very own 500ml of freshly distilled gin.

On arrival - Morning tea

Meet and greet, chat with distillery team and other participants.

Distillery Tour

Gin Tasting of Big Tree Gins.

Process of gin making - short explanation and history.

Botanical session - learn about botanicals and what the flavours will potentially offer. Choosing your botanicals for your gin. Consideration phase. What to leave in and more importantly what to leave out.

Still/Equipment - Getting to know the still you will be using.

Gin preparation - Before lunch you will start making your very own gin. Preparing and steeping botanicals.

Lunch - Farm cooked lunch served with a G&T (Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements).

Distillation - You will fire up your still and watch and wait making the decision on when to make your gin cuts.

Adjusting and Bottling - This is the exciting part. Adjust your gin in strength to proof, measuring the alcohol content vs the flavour and the aroma profile. Decisions decisions....

Concluding the session with a G&T.

Enjoy a well earned G&T or two made with either ours or yours. We only use good quality tonic water.

Book Now (Bookings essential as space is limited).

Time: 10am to 3pm

Up Coming Dates:

Saturday 21st September 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

Transfers to Woodend train station can be arranged. Please let us know in advance.


$290 pp based on two people sharing one still.

(one 500ml bottle of your own gin) or if you prefer to go it alone,

you can distil by yourself $390pp (two 500ml bottles of your own gin).

Location: Held at the Big Tree Distillery located on Jack's Springs Farm - 307 Hennerbergs Road Newham, Macedon Ranges, Victoria. (Approx. one hour's drive out of Melbourne CBD).



307 Hennerbergs Road, Newham, Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia 3442 

(Note: access Hennerbergs via Whitebridge Road) Off Three Chain Road

Catherine 0400 998 943

Gary 0419 894 726



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Summer Opening Times

Saturday and Sunday
11am - 4pm
10am - 3pm
Drinks and Snacks available such as antipasto for two and cheese boards.
(Please note we do not take bookings it is a 'first in best dressed' venue).

COVID 19 restrictions apply. Respect Social Distancing. Maximum group size is 10 patrons, 2hr time limit. Face masks must be worn whilst not seated.

Please scan/sign in your contact details on arrival

and hand sanitise.

Thank you.

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- To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000)
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