Spirit of the Rock distillery tours

Spirit of the Rock distillery tours

The Tour will involve an explanation of how Athena our beautiful Copper Still distills our unique Campion Gin.

This will be followed by a brief history of how Gibraltar and Gin have always been connected, together with tastings of different types of Gin.

Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and you will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle or two of Campion at a very special price as well as taking home a free sample of your favourite gin.

We look forward to welcoming you to 8 George’s Lane to share our passion, let the fun be..gin!

You can book your place on www.buytickets.gi

Please note: No one below the age of 18 years of age will be allowed to attend.

Getting close

Getting close

It seems as for the first time in British History May will be finished before April ends!

Happily Aprils arrival heralded the delivery of the keys to the Distillery , hooray! Very excited for a day  but then really anxious in case we forget one of the myriad of things we have to do. 

It’s only 3 days since we moved in but we are not doing too bad. 

5 ticks, 7 half ticks, and 3 unknowns!

  • Entry ramp built, tick.
  • Master Distiller booked to build Still room, tick.
  • Fire alarm installed, and certified, tick.
  • Labels, botanicals, alcohol here, tick.
  • Clean up the mess the tradesmen left behind, tick. 
  • Electrics installed, awaiting certification, half a tick.
  • Plumbing installed, awaiting certification, half tick.
  • Energy certificate applied for but not here, half a tick.
  • Bottles, still not delivered, but in Gibraltar, half a tick.
  • Boxes, bags and storage vessels ordered but not here, half a tick.
  • Intruder alarm ordered, on its way, half a tick.
  • Insurance applied for but awaiting alarm installation, half a tick.

When will the Still room be finished ? 

When should we plan the launch party? 

Most importantly of all when will we have some Campion Gin????!!!!

Before Brexit Probably!
Nearly opening time

Nearly opening time

We found a Campion plant, but like us, it is not quite in bloom  yet!

Next week, we have an inspection to check the electrical installation, once approved we can move in, and start fitting out.

We have about 20 pallets of machinery and raw materials to unload, and look forward to commissioning our beautiful still, “Athena”.

Production will start in earnest in April, and by St George’s Day which is the 23rd April, we will defiantly raise a glass locally and plan a formal launch party in May, and our first Distillery Tours will begin in June.