Shake your way through our interactive cocktail & spirit experiences in the stunning setting of our restored 17th century brewery. 

From cocktail masterclasses to spirit showcases, learn from the experts and become a mixologist yourself. 

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Pinkster Gin Masterclass

Thursday 25th July

Starts at 7pm, £15 including an arrival drink and a variety of tasting samples 
Pinkster Gin a revolutionary spirit founded by Stephan Marsh, who was on a quest to find a new flavour after experimenting with sloes and other fruit in his gin at home. 
After working his way through his fruit bowl, he came across raspberries which he realized produced the best flavor. He shared his newfound concoction with friends who encouraged him to share with G&J one of the country’s oldest distilleries. They have perfected his home blend of raspberries grown just up the road in Cambridgeshire with other botanicals and it has developed a cult following. 
Discover and taste your way through a journey with Pinkster Gin learning about their unique recipe blended by our Water Lane Mixologists to create beautiful cocktails including a variety of samples of Raspberry Gin & Pinkster Cocktails.
Let the evening beGin!
To book call us on 01279 211888 or book via our Design My Night widget above.

Gin & Perfumery: An Evening with Theadore Pictish Botanical Gin


Last Thursday night was the start of a whole host of unique and exclusive events at Water Lane Bishops Stortford.


We welcomed Ciaran McNicholas and Keivan Namati from Greenwood Distillers to present the ‘Theodore Gin Masterclass’ - a full sensory experience, to an intimate crowd of intrepid gin lovers.


Theodore is an elegant and aromatic gin. “Scottish by birth and pictish by nature” meaning it has been powered by an antient lost tribe - the Picts - mysterious worriers famed for their courage and craft.  Not much is known about these painted folk, but one thing’s for sure, their beauty and wild sense of highland adventure lives on through the gin’s distinctive design and formula.


The making of Theodore Pictish Gin also represents a journey of curiosity. 

It uses a medley of 16 botanicals including pine needles, Damask rose, citric pomelo and smoky bourbon vetiver, and with the help of master perfume designer Barnabé Fillion, the spirit makers have meticulously crafted a super-premium gin to empower each of the rare and exotic ingredients.  


Both Ciaran and brand ambassador Keivan delivered a truly engaging masterclass, taking us through the pyramid of fragrant notes as well as its flavours. Keivan’s own journey throughout his career working with some of London’s finest hotel bars and restaurant groups, as well as enrolling in the Study of Perfumery Art, meant he could share with us and our audience a wisdom of what different crafts and academic disciplines have in common with the world of flavour. You can imagine it’s been a massive hit behind the bar here at Water Lane, in our very own cocktail lab!


Thank you to everyone who took part in the Masterclass. We hope you really enjoyed it, having learnt more about the fascinating art of perfumery and the harmony this brings to your gin…but also gaining a little pictish vitality of your own!