A beginner's guide to gin

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Join Ed Wicks for an introductory dive into the delicious world of gin and learn how to mix the perfect gin and tonic.

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Beginner spirits tasting

The popularity of gin is seemingly unfaltering, but with an ever-growing number of styles and flavours to choose from, it can be difficult to know which bottle to select for your drink.

In March, educator and gin-lover Ed Wicks will be leading an exploration of all things gin at WSET School London. You will discover a world of fantastic flavours, tasting six unique gins from different distilleries. You'll find out about the diverse range of botanicals that go into the production of this wonderful spirit, from the traditional to the innovative, as well as learn how to craft the perfect G&T to impress your friends (or simply enjoy for yourself!) Come and find your new favourite style of gin.

Example gin list

  • Strane Navy Strength London Dry Gin
  • Nikka Coffey Gin
  • Xoriguer Mahon Gin
  • Stone Gaze Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin
  • Zuidam 1 Year Old Korenwijn Jenever
  • Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

About Ed Wicks DipWSET

Ed Wicks DipWSET

Ed has been working in the drinks business in some form since he turned 18 years old. A long stint as a cocktail bartender laid the foundation for his love of spirits. It was during this time he decided to study the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits qualification, which also ignited his passion for wine. Within a few busy years, he had completed both the Level 3 and Diploma.


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Please note: The wine list and speaker/s may be subject to change


Tasting level

Beginner: No prior knowledge required, only enthusiasm! Perfect if you want to try something new, brush up on the basics, or taste some delicious drinks.

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841. We can also be reached by email at studentservicesteam@wsetglobal.com