Time for a G&T? Learn how to make the perfect cocktail at the iconic Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire. With its lavish Victorian architecture and centuries old distillation process, this is your chance to win a date with gin.
Possibilities members and a guest can win the chance to visit the home of the world-renowned Bombay Sapphire. Every drop is made at the distillery based at Laverstoke Mill, near Whitchurch in Hampshire. Nestled in a leafy conservation area astride the River Test, Laverstoke Mill dates back to the 10th century in an old Victorian paper mill.
Winning gold at the Beautiful South Awards 2017 for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, the distillery has achieved many awards for its sustainability and distilling since it opened in October 2014. Your visit will include a hosted guided tour of the distillery and a Gin Cocktail Masterclass. Across the distillery’s sprawling Victorian architecture, you will learn about the history of gin, Laverstoke Mill and Bombay Sapphire while also discovering the botanicals that make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
Infusions and architecture
Discover the Vapour Infusion distillation process in the Dakin Still House, wander through the Botanical Dry Room, and breathe in the ten exotic botanicals used to make Bombay Sapphire and Star of Bombay. Central to Laverstoke Mill are two magnificent intertwining glasshouses, designed by the Heatherwick Studio. The tour concludes with your choice of cocktail from the Mill Bar menu suited to your flavour profile created in the Dry Room.
You will learn from a gin expert how to make the perfect gin & tonic and martini, and signature cocktail – the Laverstoke. And after sampling your creations you will be given a Bombay Sapphire Cocktail Book, signed by Senior Brand Ambassador Sam Carter. Cheers!
More information about the prize and venue
We are giving 32 Possibilities members the chance to win a pair of tickets to a two-hour hosted tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery and one-hour Gin Cocktail Masterclass, which includes a signed cocktail book by Senior Brand Ambassador Sam Carter, exclusively for Possibilities members. Your tour may begin with the distillery tour or the masterclass first.
Event time: 2pm-5pm
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NR.
The easiest way to visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery by train is to arrive into Overton (from London, Reading, Salisbury) or Micheldever (from Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester) and then take the Bombay Sapphire shuttle service.
Laverstoke Mill is situated between Overton and Whitchurch on the B3400 (London Road) in Laverstoke with parking available on site.
Please ensure that you wear flat closed-toe shoes to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, for health and safety requirements in the Still House.
Once the ballot has closed and the winners have been drawn, they will be notified by email to confirm they can attend. Winners will be given all the necessary information about how they will receive their tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and cannot be transferred to someone else. Ballot prizes include tickets only, no travel or accommodation is provided unless stated.
Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the ballot closing, please double check your spam/junk mailboxes as we wouldn't want you to miss out! All visitors must be above the age of 18, and no additional alcohol can be consumed on site outside of the alcohol supplied to you during the event.