Gin Production Course

The Gin Production course gives you the knowledge essential for producing exceptional gins, consistently and at minimum cost.

This Continuing Professional Development course has been designed in collaboration with leading gin distillers, using the most up to date scientific and technical information. It will give experienced distillers the tools and knowledge required to master gin production. It should also give those new to distilling a sound understanding of the ingredients, equipment and processes used to make great gin.

The course will benefit experienced distillers from organisations of all sizes. 

This course features text, videos and animations, along with quizzes and games, that give you the opportunity to check your understanding of each section and extend your learning. There are also top tips from distillers who are renowned for their gins.

Your learning is assessed as you go through the course and when finished, you will receive a Certificate of Completion as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

You will also have access to downloadable technical information including:

  • A summary of the key points of the course
  • Descriptors of all the important gin and botanical flavour compounds
  • Key calculations for gin production
  • An overview of stills and still operation
  • Guidance on a structured approach to gin recipe development

Learning Time: Approximately 5 hours

90 days full access to unique interactive content from date of enrolment

Price: Just £99


Gin production experts who have contributed their knowledge include:

What previous candidates are saying?

There were lots of good nuggets of information that have given me more confidence in distilling.
Gin Distiller
Darnley's Gin (Wemyss Family Spirits)

With the course you will:

  • Discover the history of gin
  • Gain a detailed understanding of botanicals and neutral spirit
  • Understand the factors that affect botanical flavour extraction
  • Develop a scientific approach to gin recipe development
  • Learn how to design and run a gin distillation
  • Discover how to analyse gin, botanicals and neutral spirit
  • Understand the basics of gin sensory analysis
  • Discover how to filter gin effectively
  • Get top tips from gin production experts
  • Be able to make consistently excellent gin that customers will love

Summary of key features:

  • Learn at your own pace, when and where it is most convenient for you
  • Have access to the course material for 90 days from the date of enrolment
  • Learn with a rich blend of engaging text, quizzes, illustrations and videos
  • Download a PDF with a summary of the course
  • Check your understanding at the end of each lesson
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from the most recognised distilling learning provider in the world

Who is this course for?

  • Distillers wanting to understand how to optimise gin production
  • Distillers considering adding gin to their spirits portfolio
  • Anyone interested in gaining an in-depth insight into gin production

Why Choose the IBD?

The IBD provides the most widely recognised professional beverage qualifications in the world.

The IBD was established in 1886 as The Laboratory Club and since then has built a trusted reputation due to the quality of its learning material, support for learners and rigor of its exams. 

Since we began professional qualifications in the 1950s, we have qualified over 100,000 brewers and distillers across the globe.