Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new premium Gin Masterclasses

New for 2020, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving guests the chance to create their own bespoke gin during their cruise holidays, with guidance from expert gin-makers, Nigel and Debbie Wright.

Gin Masterclasses on Fred Olsen 

Starting from 6 January 2020, the gin-making experience will take place on Balmoral in the stylish Grill Restaurant, on Lido Deck 8, and will last around two hours, including introductions and tastings. Classes will be limited to between six and eight guests. The class will cost £25 per person and be limited to six and eight guests, with the chance to make up to six gins per session, using Fred. Olsen’s new state-of-the-art copper distilling equipment. Guests will also receive a 70cl bottle of their own bespoke hand-crafted gin to take home with them.

There will be over 50 different botanicals for guests to choose from all of which have been researched and documented by Debbie. A number of the botanicals have been specially-selected to marry with the destinations that guests will be visiting on this exciting South American adventure. 

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Thomas Rennesland, Hotel Operations Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

We are delighted that Nigel and Debbie Wright will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with our guests and giving them the opportunity to develop their own gin. This is a unique experience, which teaches the whole of the gin-making process, from picking the botanicals through to distillation, and we are very excited at the prospect of our guests enjoying this fantastic class.

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