The Clevedon Distillery
So, as you may know we have to find a new home. We are still popping in and out of No. 23 Old Street to make and store gin, but we are not open to the public. As yet, we do not have a new home to go to, but do have a few options in the pipeline, all within Clevedon.
We will be popping up in different places during January, February and March as well as launching some interesting collaborations.
In the meantime, you can still buy online and visit us in different places over the next few months.
See below for our every evolving list of events and experiences.
Find out about our two-tier Ginspired Membership, below. Temporarily suspended whilst we find a new home.
Pop ups in 2023
Whilst we move premises from Old Street in Clevedon to an undisclosed location (as we haven't signed yet), we will be focusing on pop up events in local venues. Dates are still being sorted so watch this space.
Public GIN TASTING classes
We have different gin tastings every four to six weeks. You will join a group of up to 12 people and taste four spirits over the course of approximately 90 minutes).
The session is £26 per person and includes a 10% discount on the night for your new favourite gin!
More dates for 2023 coming soon (we will be moving, so will be popping up in different places in January and February 2023).
Want to buy as a present? Email us (below) for a bespoke Gift Card.
To book: visit our online shop to book and pay deposit (opens a new page).
Private GIN TASTING for groups
Our private gin tasting sessions can take place in the distillery or in your home or garden. They are perfect for corporate events, birthdays parties, hen and stag dos or simply a treat with friends.
Sessions can be based around our regular sessions of 'seasonal', 'regional', 'international' or 'surprise' or you can suggest a theme.
In the distillery... sadly, is currently not an option as we are moving premises.
In your own home... our guide price is £280* for up to eight people (extra people can be added for £26pp; max: 20 people). The cost includes a special alcohol licence (a Temporary Event Notice) and travel (additional mileage may incur if outside of the 'Bristol' area).
Make your own gin in our MAKING sessions. Over 2 hours, using our special mini copper and glass stills, you will create a min 20cl bottle of your very own herby, spicy, fruity or floral gin in a class of up to 6 people. If you like what you make, we can keep it on file and make a case of your very own gin whenever you want.
Bookable sessions are £80 per person or £450 for a private class of up to 6 people at any time (participants must be over 18).
Whilst we secure a new home, please get in touch to discuss Gin Making. New dates will be published once we have a moving in date.
We often be found at a Clevedon Sunday Market, EAT Festival or a local and seasonal market. See our dates and locations above.
The Clevedon Distillery emerges...
Nicholas & Lukasz launched PIER GIN® in April 2021 and had our own space in the town centre (23 Old Street, Clevedon). Sadly, we have to find a new home,, however we continue to make gin at No. 23, and with the continued help of The Somerset Spirit Co. we can maintain Pier Gin supplies. This means we can continue hosting gin tasting, gin making, cocktail masterclasses, events and private parties as well as our usual pop-ups in markets and different locations.
You can read our full story, and how we are locally inspired and globally conscious, below.
Click here to read our story
The Pier Gin Series
Pier Gin: CLASSIC
Pier Gin, the 'classic' is a soft gin (due to it low Juniper content). It was designed so that it could be used in any way: G&T, neat, cocktails with lemonade...
Mixer: Folkington's Indian Tonic Water ➝ (click to order)
Garnish: A thin slice of lime and a glass full or ice (or shake your Pier Gin and pop it in to the freezer, along with your lime slices; no need for ice).
Pier Gin: COASTAL Edition
Coastal, is a light herby gin with elderflower hints and fresh fennel notes.
Mixer: Folkington's Elderflower Presse ➝ (click to order)
Garnish: A twist of lemon rind over the glass and a glass full or ice.
Pier Gin: GARDEN Edition
Garden, is best enjoyed as a long Gin & Tonic. With gooseberry hint, followed by a fresh sage., the honey adds a flavour but not the sweetness.
Mixer: Folkington's Garden Tonic ➝ (click to order)
Garnish: Any herb or fruit you might find in a summer garden: rosemary, thyme, lemon verbena, raspberries/
Pier Gin: WOODLAND Edition
Woodland, is intended to be a stronger, shorter G&T with a tart and sweet top note followed by warming pine.
Mixer: Folkington's Eary Grey Tonic ➝ (click to order)
Garnish: A fresh slice of red chilli.
Pier Gin: SHORELINE Edition
Shoreline, is designed to be drunk neat at room temperature in order to get the balance of the seaweed and sea buckthorn. A soda could be used to make it a longer drink, but tonic does not work with this one.
Mixer: Folkington's Club Soda ➝ (click to order)
Garnish: A rasher of crispy bacon next to a cheese board.
PIER GIN cocktail ideas
Pier Gin Sour
60ml Pier Gin:
25ml Elderflower Cordial
25ml Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Handful of ice
Shake or blitz in a processor until very cold and frothy. Strain and serve in a heavy glass, sprinkled with bitters.
25ml Pier Gin: GARDEN
75ml Blush/Pink Prosecco
Brown Sugar Cube
Pour gin over sugar cube; mash. Tope up with Prosecco and add Gooseberry (or other frozen fruit garnish).
50ml Pier Gin: WOODLAND
50ml Red Vermouth
Shake until super, super cold and strain.
60ml Pier Gin: SHORELINE
15ml Dry Vermouth
Shaken until very cold. Strain and serve in a coupe with crispy bacon or dried seaweed.
*Locally inspired. Globally conscious.
Our aspiration is to be climate positive. Currently we are working on 'low miles, low carbon' as a first step. We are trying to make our gin production as sustainably transparent as possible.
Our current approach is keeping as low miles as possible as a first step with an aim of being zero net carbon within the next few years. Once our distillery is up and running at full capacity we want to be carbon negative (or climate positive, a more optimistic term!).
The list below is growing, so keep coming back to see what we are doing now to be locally inspired, globally conscious as well as future aspiration. Click to read more.
SPIRIT: Currently, we use a UK grain spirit. In the future we want to source a Somerset organic grain spirit.
WATER: Currently, we use local water to blend the spirit. Can't get much more eco than that!
FILTERING: We want to source a British, or even local version, of organic activated carbon once we get set up.
ENERGY: We want to move to using 100% renewable energy in all stages of the process.
TRANSPORT: We deliver on foot or bicycle to our Click and Collects or within Clevedon, and plan other deliveries whilst we are doing other tasks. In the future, we aim to get an electric car/mini van.
BOTTLES: Currently, we use 51% recycled glass, sourced from the South West and are trying to source higher recycled content (although there is much debate around this). Our bottles are slimmer and lighter than most, which means we can fit more in boxes as well as them being lighter. This has an impact on transport... less weight means less fuel to manufacture, less material and less fuel to transport. Better than buying the bottle is reusing them, and we aim to offer a refill service once we are up and running; reusing a glass bottle can reduce up to 30% of the carbon of gin production.
LABELS: Our labels currently are made from paper, although it is not recycled paper pulp at this stage. This is something we are exploring with our designers and printers.
TAGS are currently cardboard and natural latex rubber bands. We are trying to source an organic/recyclable materials. Our challenge is making sure the double sided labels stay on the bottle, so people know what they are buying! Any ideas, warmly welcomed.
CAPS: We use FSC wooden bottle tops with a composite 'cork'. In the future we want to explore organic materials for the cork element (although not cork though as it can degrade and fall into the gin as well as being hard to trace origins).
ANTI-TAMPER SEALS, currently are made by hand dipping bottles in local beeswax. Can't get much more sustainable than that!
TAKEAWAY: During the warmer months we offer Takeaway G&T and Mulled Gin in the winter months. These are always served in compostable VegWare cups.
POSTAGE: We use cardboard for everything, and refuse to use any form of single use plastic (unless we are reusing it ourselves). Where we do use plastic, it is usually PLA (a bioplastic made from plant oil) and where this is not possible, the plastic must be grade 1 recyclable (the number one inside the triangle of recycle arrows) meaning it can be recycle at any recycling point.
We have only just started, so if you can see a hole in our list, let us know and we will endeavour to fill it. If you also know of someone that help us achieve our aspiration, again please Get in Touch.