How is gin made in Tuscany?
If you’ve always wondered how gin is made, just come to the Chianti region, a stone’s throw from Florence. Discover with the Master Distiller how Italian gin is made!
What you’ll do
- Visit the gin distillery with the Master Distiller and learn how gin is made
- Taste our Gin Tonic made in Tuscany
What to expect
Did you know that just a stone’s throw from Florence an all-Tuscan gin is produced using local botanicals? We’ll show you how the first London Dry Gin made in an Italian distillery was created. You’ll learn that gin is a fine distillate, discover gin ingredients and how gin is made in Tuscany, because it is from this region that the best juniper in the world comes.
As a tribute to Florence, our gin focuses on the iris, an icon of the city. We use not only the root but also the petals, which is much rarer.
How is Tuscan gin made? It is a classic but innovative gin, not least because of the use of 14 botanicals, including fresh bergamot peel, dried lemon peel, rose berries, fresh lavender and rosemary flowers, angelica root, coriander and bitter almonds.
You will visit the gin distillery with the Master Distiller to learn more about how gin is made in Tuscany, the gin ingredients and the world of distillation. You’ll see how gin is made using our special gin still, a scaled-down version of the historic Carterhead still used to produce some of the world’s finest gins. At the end of the distillery tour, you’ll sample our Gin Tonic.
The Food Expert: our farm is an eco retreat located in the green Tuscan hills, just 30 minutes from Florence. It is a unique place where tranquillity, well-being and tradition merge. We have thought for our travellers of a warm welcome in the lush countryside of the most secret Chianti area among vineyards, woods and ancient olive groves. If your doubt is “how is gin made in Tuscany?”, don’t miss the chance to visit our Italian distillery. You will learn more about the different types of gin and taste our unique gin!
|Where||Pelago, Florence – 30 min from Florence|
|When||Everyday – duration 1 hour|
|Start time||Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 25,00 – minimum 2 people
Cancellation policy: all bookings for the “how is gin made in Tuscany” experience to discover the history of gin and origin of gin at the Tuscan resort can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
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Our farm is an eco retreat located in the green Tuscan hills, just 30 minutes from Florence.
It is a unique place where tranquillity, well-being and tradition merge. We have thought for our travellers of a warm welcome in the lush countryside of the most secret Chianti area among vineyards, woods and ancient olive groves.
The farm is a 100% certified organic farm and an eco-friendly retreat. To offer our guests the maximum comfort, we have decided to transform our cottage into an innovative farmhouse, renovating it according to the criteria of bio-architecture and with a careful use of materials and energy.
The colour choice for the rooms follows the dictates of feng shui, the furnishings for the rooms have been made using natural and organic woods, glues and paints. Our kitchen offers seasonal ingredients from our vegetable garden or local farms.
The farm offers its guests: a wellness area including a Jacuzzi, finnish sauna and fitness room where it is possible to book massages or fitness treatments, cooking classes, pet-friendly rooms, panoramic swimming pool and tennis court.