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Forty Spotted Gin Blending Workshop

Venue: Riverside Kitchen | Performance Type: hands-on, workshop | 10pax | Price: $130 | This event is restricted to patrons over the age of 18 years

This hands-on workshop includes a bottle of your own gin blend to take home.

It’s the pure water and native botanicals that’s placing Tasmanian gins in the spotlight around the world. In this very intimate workshop, create your very own bespoke Tasmanian gin with Forty Spotted head distiller Rick Hoedjes. Discover the techniques and exotic botanicals used to make this much beloved spirit and how these effect the flavour and quality. Then the fun starts as you’ll produce a 200ml bottle of your very own exclusive gin blend from a vast range of Tasmanian native botanicals. (*200ml Gin valued at $50). To be able to make Gin you also have to taste it – before you learn the craft of distilling, you’ll sample a variety of Gin’s from the Forty Spotted range.

About Rick Hoedjes | Rick ‘Disco’ Hoedjes fancied a sea change moved to Tasmania was immediately offered a job at Lark cellar door after he went in for tasting. After a few shifts in the bottling line at the distillery, he must have displayed some sort of skill and was offered a brewing and distilling role at Lark in early 2015.

Rick has spent the last several months creating a library of some 75 different botanical distillates, including cacao powder, peat-smoked dried grapefruit rinds and nutmeg and experimenting with different blends to create a new series of small-batch seasonal gins each year under Lark’s Forty Spotted label.

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