City Gin School triumphs at national VisitEngland awards

Hotham's Gin School.
The award-winning Hotham’s Gin School team.

Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery have won Silver in the Best New Tourism Business category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020, which celebrates excellence across the industry.

“This is the icing on the cake for us, having been named Yorkshire’s Experience of the Year in the 2019 White Rose Awards, and having received multiple awards for our gin over the past two years. We pride ourselves on giving guests an experience they’ll never forget, and we’re so thrilled to be representing Hull and Yorkshire both in our industry and in awards like these,” commented co-founder Simon Pownall, who set up the business in 2018 with his partner, Emma Kinton.

Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull, offers a gin-making experience, taking guests on a journey through the history of their favourite tipple, whilst learning all about the art of distillation. With expert help from Hotham’s distiller, guests distil a full-sized bottle of gin to take away with them, whilst enjoying Hotham’s gins, distilled on-site.