Join Nelson's Distillery Experience - Ideal for Stag & Hen Parties in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Peak District | HDK

Craft Your Own Spirit: A Unique Distillery Experience in the Heart of Staffordshire

2 - 5 hours
Minimum participants
Maximum participants
Discounts available
At a glance

Five-Hour Distilling Class: Hands-on experience guiding guests through over 60 botanicals to create a bespoke spirit
Expert Guidance: Learn from distilling experts to distill your own unique gin, vodka, or rum
Comprehensive Distillery Tour: Explore the inner workings of Nelson’s Distillery with an informative tour
Delicious Lunch Included: Enjoy a light, tasty lunch as part of the experience
Taste Award-Winning Spirits: Savor three full measures of Nelson’s finest spirits
Create Your Signature Bottle: Take home a 70cl bottle of your own creation, complete with a wax seal
Flexible Booking Options: Choose from Single Still or Shared Still experiences, accommodating up to 28 guests
Ideal for Group Events: Perfect for stag and hen parties, team outings, weddings, and special celebrations
Tour, Talk & Taste Session: A 2-hour guided tour and tasting experience, exploring the flavors and history of spirits
Tailor-Made Spirit Reorders: Option to recreate your unique spirit from a previous visit by providing the original details

Props Provided
All Materials Supplied
Ingredients Included
Ideal for Stags
Ideal for Hens
Fab for Team Building
Free Car Park
Food Available
Hot/Cold Drinks Available
£25 per person
Craft, Sip, Celebrate: Nelson’s Distillery Experience for Stag & Hen Parties

Brand New for the 2024 season!

We’re tickled pink to announce a new and tantalizing collaboration with local distillers Nelson’s Distillery & Gin School to bring you an amazing opportunity to join them on their Distillery Experiences!


🍸 Gin, Vodka & Rum Crafting Extravaganza
Dive into a 5-hour hands-on class brimming with fun and flavours. Get lost in the world of over 60 botanicals and create your signature spirit under the watchful eye of our distilling maestro. Cap off the experience with a full tour of our distillery, a scrumptious lunch, and taste three of Nelson’s award-winning spirits.


Tour, Talk & Taste
Experience the essence of Nelson’s in a lively 2-hour guided tour. Savour the rich tastes of the expertly crafted spirits while uncovering the secrets of the distillery.


🌟 Embark on a Flavor-Filled Journey
Join us at Nelson’s Distillery for an unforgettable day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Navigate through an ocean of botanicals, fruits, and spices. Distil your personal 70cl masterpiece and indulge in a light lunch with refreshing beverages. Sip on your creation and Nelson’s finest spirits throughout the day.


Plan Your Spirited Soiree
Perfect for stag, hen parties, and special gatherings! Choose between the Single Still experience for up to 14 guests or the Shared Still for up to 28. Mix, mingle, and distil joy at Nelson’s!


🕘 Schedule Your Day of Distillery Delight

09:45 – Arrival
10:00 – Distilling Class Begins
12:45 – Lunch Break
14:45 – Class Concludes
Post-Class – Explore Nelson’s Shop and Bar

Group Bookings: Celebrate with Spirits!
Make your group events unforgettable with a day at Nelson’s. Perfect for team building, client events, weddings, and milestone celebrations.


Options Galore!

5-Hour Gin, Vodka, or Rum School

Arrival tea/coffee
Buffet lunch
Hands-on distilling
Take home a 70cl bottle (41% abv)
Single Still: £115
Shared Still: £155


3-Hour Quick Distilling Experience

Arrival tea/coffee
Choose your botanicals and begin distilling
Take home a 70cl bottle
Single Still: £95
Shared Still: £135


Tour, Talk & Taste

A 2-hour journey
Sample 3 of Nelson’s spirits
Discover the rich history of gin, rum, and vodka
Just £25 per person
Embark on this spirited adventure and create memories (and spirits) that last a lifetime at Nelson’s Distillery! 🥂


Craft Your Own Masterpiece – Again!
Loved your creation? Contact Nelson’s Gin, Vodka & Rum School and recreate your unique spirit. Just let them know the date, location, and still number from your original Tailor-Made label, and they’ll send you more of your delicious creation!

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All the fun with no drama

Early December we undertook a stag do booked through Hard Days Knight (HDK). Greg and the team there made the whole experience as easy and seamless as possible, helping us book amazing accommodation in Belper for 13 people and then finding us fantastic activities to fill the stag. Greg was a pleasure to wok with being friendly and understanding as our plans shifted around a bit and organised a shooting experience and pub tour for the stag both of which went down amazingly. The shooting experience as a fun filled morning of competition and laughs then the pub tour took us to some fantastic pubs, with great choices of beer and food. We'd all be happy to do the tour again and see what other pubs Greg would find for us! Through HDK we had transport to and from the activities sorted and it made the weekend flow so smoothly. I can't thank HDK enough for making it such an easy experience and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to organise a Stag or similar event. Thank you so much :)

December 2023

First of all would love to say thank you to greg and the team from the start right up to the end they was always helpful and never to busy to help. We booked a stag weekend with them that consisted with a log cabin, quad biking and a zombie experience the whole group had an amazing time so much that we are now looking at doing it yearly (after convincing the wives). So Thank you to HDK for an amazing stag weekend that was planned by yourselves. Ben

October 2023

I used HDK for my sisters hen do. If you want hassle free please and organisation, use Hard Days Knight was effortless . I just picked where and when and what activities we wanted and it was all organised for us. Very very helpful and accommodating couldn’t do enough, was a pleasure. Answered any questions kept in touch.

September 2023