Whisky Lover's Masterclass

1 hr 30 mins

Join local whisky experts at Circumstance Distillery for a whisky tasting experience at their local tasting room and discover more about this amazing spirit. This is the ultimate whisky lover's experience!

In this experience you will:

  • Drink delicious whisky!
  • Sample different styles in a guided tasting of three different Circumstance products
  • Learn from the team about whisky production
  • Uncover the flavours of different grains & yeast and how these affect the flavour
  • Learn about Bristol's interesting whisky-producing history.
  • Brush up on some fun whisky facts weaved in for good measure!

What you'll try: You'll start with a whisky highball, followed by guided tasting as you sample three different styles. Finishing on a classic whisky cocktail!

Circumstance aims to demystify the wonderful world of whisky, focusing on new world styles and the innovation evolving in the whisky industry.

This is an interactive experience, so there will plenty of time for any questions along the way. You'll leave being an even bigger fan of whisky than before!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (per person ) £30

What people are saying

Stephen Douglas
Apr 2024

This was a top quality experience. As a whisky drinker, I was impressed by the host's great knowl...

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Neil Douglas
Apr 2024

Being Scottish I was more than a little sceptical at the idea of an Englishman in an English Dist...

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Leigh Dodsworth
Apr 2024

Engaging and interesting session with some great whiskeys to sample

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Ann Boutall
Mar 2024

informative, informal and fun

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How to get there


  • Toilets

On the day

  • Sessions will start promptly at 6pm
  • Please note this experience takes place at the tasting room (145 St Michaels hill) not at the main distillery

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Circumstance Distillery

Circumstance Distillery was founded in 2018, brought to you from the same team behind Psychopomp Micro-distillery. The only distillery in Bristol distilling from ferment, their approach to making spirits is to respect traditions without being confined by them.

Proudly carbon neutral, with a mission to make exceptional spirits whilst protecting the planet and improving their community. They are currently producing an organic vodka, white rum and a selection of grain spirits. Their first whisky is due to be released in September 2022, the first produced in Bristol for over 80 years.

Described by Master of Malt as 'Britain's most innovative distillery', the team work hard to capture as much flavour as possible in the liquid. They do this by building flavour before it comes into contact with a cask - with a wide variety of grains, organic mash bills, alternative yeasts and long open ferments. Spirits are then matured in a wide selection of casks - from 30L English chestnut, 60L new Andean oak, to 220L ex Muscat, to name but a few. Each batch released is small and completely individual.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Circumstance Distillery.