That's where the 3 hour Gin Experience at the Spirit of Masham gin distillery in Masham comes in. The experience includes a tour of the distillery to meet Big and Little Stan (the original stills), gin tasting, to learn what goes into the distillery process, chance to sample some cocktails, and perhaps most importantly - chance to make your own gin! You'll have the opportunity to choose your own botanicals and flavourings from a huge selection which are added to juniper berries to create your own personalised bottle of gin, ready for a special label. The total price of £95 per person includes your own special bottle of gin to take home.
There are new gins springing up across the country, and around Yorkshire. It's hard to keep track of them all but luckily you can find many in one place at the excellent Town End Farm Shop at Airton in Malhamdale, dubbed, "The World's Leading Retailer of Yorkshire Gin"
If hangovers aren't really your thing, or you're the nominated driver you might try a new alcohol-free gin, Teetotal created in Skipton by The Temperance Spirit Company. It's been through thousands of blind-tastings when many people declared it to be one of the best "gins" they'd tasted!