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National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

  • Saturday, 23 March 2019
  • 19:00 - 23:30
  • £15.00
  • Save to calendar 2019-03-23 00:00:00 2019-03-23 00:00:00 Europe/London GINtergalactic GINtergalactic… planetary… another dimensionLooking for something quirky and juniper infused? Then join us for a mission of discovery that is heading for another dimension.Enjoy exploring our interactive galleries, dance the night away under giant rockets, take a seat in the UK’s largest planetarium, add a tasting workshop, try/buy some of the world’s best gins and experience an evening unlike any other.· Gin Market· Sample Stations· Masterclasses· Food C... National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS NSpaceCentre
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GINtergalactic… planetary… another dimension

Looking for something quirky and juniper infused? Then join us for a mission of discovery that is heading for another dimension.

Enjoy exploring our interactive galleries, dance the night away under giant rockets, take a seat in the UK’s largest planetarium, add a tasting workshop, try/buy some of the world’s best gins and experience an evening unlike any other.

· Gin Market

· Sample Stations

· Masterclasses

· Food Court

· Live Music

· Talks and Workshops

· Exclusive Coppa Glass

· Win Gin!


Gin Serves - Past, Present & Future

Join the Gintleman for a “wet your whistle” stop tour through the past, present and future of the perfect way to serve gin.

19:15 – Columbia Suite - £10 per person (20 persons)

Navy Strength Gins from Around the World

Join the Gin Lady to discover the history and myths behind Navy Strength gins. This is a voyage of discovery that includes many calls into port to take refreshments

19:30 - Discovery Suite - £10 per person (20 spaces)

The Perfect Pairing

Try Forest Gin four different ways and see how the pairings of tonic and garnish can change and effect the flavours in the gin.

19:45 - Atlantis Suite – £10 per person (20 spaces)

The Peake of Perfection

Mason’s Gin are very proud of their Yorkshire heritage and everything the region has to offer (including tea and astronauts!) Join them for a Masterclass that takes you from cuppa to coppa!

20:00 - Endeavour Suite - £10 per person (20 spaces)

Bite Sized Gin

Take a seat for a canape and gin pairing session with the Gintleman.

20:15 – Columbia Suite - £10 per person (20 persons)

Let’s Get Fruity

The Gin Lady is getting fruity and helping you get your five a day with gin. Try some fantastic fruit gins and gin liqueurs, as well as some ideas for mixing and making.

20:30 - Discovery Suite - £10 per person (20 spaces)

The Great British Tonic Off

Do you ever stand confused at the bar wondering what tonic to mix with your gin? Well fear not, the Gintleman is here to help with the perfect solution to the “G to the T” conundrum.

21:15 – Columbia Suite - £10 per person (20 persons)

Everything’s Better with Gin… Food Pairing

In an era when there are so many amazing and diverse gins, the Gin Lady looks at the art of “ginstronomy”!

21:30 - Discovery Suite - £10 per person (20 spaces)

Ginspired Cocktails

Take your gin to the next level and master some inspiring seasonal and ginspired cocktails.

22:15 – Columbia Suite - £10 per person (20 persons)


Make and Take Botanic Cologne

Join our Mission Commanders to make your own unique botanical infused scent. Suitable for men and women, you can choose your own gin inspired smells to infuse your alcohol base! NOT FOR DRINKING.

19:30 – 20:30 – Science Lab

Gin Sherbet

Join our scientists in the lab to create your own botanical blend of sherbet to take home.

21:00 – 22:00 – Science Lab

Planetarium Talks

19:30 From Gin in a Jar through to Craft Distillery - The How to Guide from Dr Eamers

20:15 Puddingstone Distillery - To Ginfinity and Beyond!

21:00 Nelsons Gin – How to make your own gin!

21:45 The First of the Bunch – Mason’s Yorkshire Gin… where no man has gone before!

Gin Market

Black Powder Gin

Black Powder Gin & especially the Preese Hall estate have a long history in generating high quality produce. As an operational farm we have always prided ourselves on working with the land and alongside nature – we therefore know something about the ingredients that go into our range of gins. Our passion has always been about harnessing the true and unique flavours of our select crop, which we believe creates a remarkably different finish.


For well over 600 years the distillers of Belgium have been quietly perfecting their skills – now it’s time to share their knowledge with the rest of the world.

Belgin’s master distiller treats every botanical as an individual and combines flavours from around the world to create gins that are completely natural and free from additional sweeteners or colours. From crisp, clean Fresh Hop to our sensational 50 botanical St. Cruyt, come with us on a flavour journey to the very origins of gin.


Nestled deep in the Charnwood Forest you will find Bawdon Lodge Farm, the home of the 45 West Distillery and Burleighs London Dry Gin. Drawing inspiration from surroundings in local Burleighs wood, our unique botanical recipe comes alive with silver birch, dandelion, burdock and elderberry, capturing the true spirit of artisan distilling. Burleighs Gin proudly encompass four exceptional London Dry Gin’s into our core range that appeal to every variety of gin drinker. From the traditionalist gin lover to the new wave of gin enthusiasts, you are sure to find a tipple that you will love from the Burleighs range.

Cotswolds Distillery

The Cotswolds Distillery has been producing a range of outstanding natural spirits since 2014. The award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin is a delicious, juniper-led gin with a modern twist. The gin is distilled in a copper pot still using a recipe of 9 botanicals, including fresh, hand-peeled grapefruit and lime zest, and locally grown Cotswolds lavender. No chill-filtering takes place, so when ice or tonic meets the gin the essential oils from the botanicals will form a beautiful pearlescent haze. Robust, fresh and perfectly balanced – this is a traditional gin with a memorable twist.

Dr Eamers' Emporium

Dr Eamers’ Emporium are a small batch, hand crafted, Gin maker based in the heart of the West Midlands. We craft our Gin using a traditional method of cold-compounding, which allows our fine botanicals to impart their true flavour, over time. Every small batch of circa 50 bottles takes days to craft and requires periodic testing throughout to ensure the right time to add the different botanicals. This way of crafting our product gives our Gin its distinct colour and depth of flavour.

Our two signature Gins are, Juniperus Elixir, a bold Citrus Spiced Gin, and, Fruitful Gin, a light, fresh and fruity Gin using Fresh Strawberry, Raspberry and Kiwi.

Forest Gin

Forest Gin produce exceptional spirits which are distilled in small batches at our distillery here in the glorious Macclesfield Forest. We are a truly family company. Lindsay & Karl Bond are the husband & wife team in charge of the still, bottling, management, sales & shipping. Harriet Bond (aged 10) is the BOSS. She leads all foraging missions and is an expert in knowing the best spots for juicy bilberries & ripe raspberries. Our goal is to make the best tasting Gin that we possibly can, from the finest locally sourced ingredients where possible. We do as much as possible by hand - right down to the bottling.

George Hill

It can be said that nostalgia, whilst being a sentimentality for the past, can be a thing of the future – as is the case with George’s Old 59 Gin! Produced with Grandpa George firmly in mind (the original ‘George Hill’ and founder of George Hill Ltd back in 1909), it evokes the aromas and flavours of long ago yet with a 21st century twist. A fresh and zesty infusion of Juniper, Coriander, Cardamom, Orris Root, Liquorice, Orange & Lemon Handcrafted for us here in the heart of Leicestershire.

JJ Whitley

Inspired by the English countryside, JJ Whitley’s range includes a Potato Vodka and Elderflower, Rhubarb and Sloe flavoured Gins. The range is named after John James Whitley – the first of the Whitley family to start distilling in 1762. Our gins include a variety of botanicals including coriander, liquorice and sweet citrus peel.

Luxury Mallow

Whether you fancy Tanqueray and Fever Tree, our bestselling lemon meringue or maybe vanilla made using our own extract from organic pods, if you like marshmallow, we've got it covered. Hand-cut from small batches and bursting with original flavours, every 'mallow’ is made to our own recipes using only the best ingredients.

Mary Le Bone

Marylebone Gin has eight generations of distilling history behind it, dating back to the days when The Pleasure Gardens were at their height. Three hundred years ago the elegant, rich and famous flocked to The Pleasure Gardens at Marylebone to be duly entertained. Today, Johnny Neill and the Pleasure Gardens Distilling Company present to you the very spirit of those gardens, captured within Marylebone London Dry Gin. Distilled in a tiny pot still in the heart of London, Marylebone Gin is robust but elegant, with hints of chamomile, lemon balm and lime flower along with notes of sweet citrus and a wonderful, spicy lingering finish.

Mason’s Yorkshire Gin

Launched in 2013 by husband and wife as well as passionate gin drinkers, Karl and Cathy Mason. The aim was simple, create a gin that stood out from the crowd, was unique had more character and essentially more taste. Not all gins are created equal, and in a crowded market place Masons Yorkshire Gin’s range stands out as being premium gins that represents something unique – not just a different label.


Nelson’s Gin has been created by one man; Neil Harrison. In a world in which craft gins proliferate, Neil was certain that he had both the vision and the palate to create a gin that was exceptional. Having worked extensively as a chef, Neil knew that a pleasing and memorable tasting experience depends on the combination of many factors; from an inspired balance of flavours through to presentation, context and the all-too-elusive creation of ambience; the vital ingredient which owes more to alchemy than any kind of practicality. Nelson’s Gin is made in small batches, to be enjoyed by those who appreciate its life-affirming qualities. It is the only gin made on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, its manufacture being a sophisticated 21st century version of a ‘cottage industry’.

Puddingstone Distillery

Pitching camp on the boundary between classic and contemporary gins, award winning Campfire Gin is produced in small batches by Puddingstone Distillery. The first gin distillery in Hertfordshire, we are situated at the base of Wilstone Reservoir, just five minutes from Tring in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. Named Campfire because we, Ben and Kate, founders of Puddingstone Distillery, have enjoyed our best gin and tonics outside and around campfires.

Shakespeare Distillery

Shakespeare Distillery has been creating small hand-crafted spirits in Stratford upon Avon since 2015, inspired by the Tudor heritage of their hometown. Stratford Gin captures the flavours of flowers and herbs from the Tudor garden, combined with the boldness of juniper and sweetness of Mediterranean citrus to create something exciting to delight even hardened gin fanatics. The gin was awarded a Silver-Outstanding Medal in the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2017.

Sloeberry Spirits

Now produced on a farm straggling the Leicestershire/Rutland border, Melton Mowbray Sloe Gin was launched in October 2004. Along with other fruit liqueurs, the sloe gin is produced in small batches using demijohns on the farm. Gin & Raspberry, introduced in 2013.

Sovereign Spirits

Sovereign Spirits is a family enterprise, run from their farm in the heart of Clipstone Park, an area steeped in Plantagenet history and legend.

After generations of passionate experimentation with homemade fruit liqueurs, made using any abundant fruits the farm hedgerows have to offer, and inspired by their historically Royal surroundings... Sovereign Spirits was born.

Whitley Neill

Whitley Neill is an exceptional London Dry Gin. Inspired by Africa, Crafted in England. Distilling for 8 generations since 1762. Only the purest water is used and each of the nine botanicals are carefully selected to ensure that they are of the highest quality. Bringing together a mix of innovative botanicals like cape gooseberries and baobab fruit to its lineup, it also has other more traditional botanicals such as juniper, coriander, lemon & orange peel, angelica root, cassia bark and orris root.

Winchester Distillery

Nestling at the western end of the South Downs Way and surrounded by rolling countryside and meandering chalk streams lies Winchester, an ancient city rich in history and steeped in tradition.

At Winchester Distillery we seek to enrich this heritage by crafting small-batch, premium spirits using traditional methods and local botanicals sourced from the surrounding landscape. All our products are made by hand in small batches using our closely-guarded recipes as a guide and the master distiller's twisted nose to fine-tune each batch to perfection.

Live Music


Our iconic Rocket Tower will be filled with the “Postmodern Jukebox” stylings of our band Prohibition. Brought together by their love for all things vintage, their set list is made up of all your favourite modern pop songs spanning four decades of the very best music, all performed in a quintessential post-modern jukebox style. From Michael Jackson to Megan Trainor and everything in between, this remarkable live band play it all with an irresistible 20’s swing.

Food Court

Lemon Grove Catering Co.

Step outside to enjoy some gin inspired snacks and meals prepared using local ingredients from Russ and his team, who are based just up the road in Birstall!


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