During our distillery tour you’ll experience what it’s like to be a distiller for a day. Scroll down for more information about our distillery tour.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a distillery or even be a distiller yourself? You can experience just that during our distillery tour! During this 2-hour distillery tour we will first show you around our 300m2 state of the art micro-distillery. After that, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and distill your very own bottle of rum!
The distillery tour, that we started in 2019 and by now has become one of the top three rated workshops in Amsterdam, is for people who love rum, spirits and cocktails. But also for newcomers to the world of spirits or people who just want to have a fun and educational afternoon with their friends or colleagues.
Because there’s more to this distillery tour than hard work and learning. During the tour you will get to enjoy one of our amazing cocktails for free. These cocktails are made from some of the spirits that are produced in our micro-distillery. That way you will be fully-prepared to start distilling your own bottle of rum.
The Distillery Tour at Spirited Union:
“We’re on a mission to create Union between the vast and colourful world of Botanicals – giving birth to vibrant and exciting Botanical Rums.”
To do this we started Spirited Union Distillery, an independent distillery and vibrant cocktail bar in Amsterdam. Currently we have 27 copper stills dripping spirits, six unique botanical rums and a passionate and spirited team! We believe in a hands-on approach; that’s why each bottle of rum is made by hand in our distillery in Amsterdam
We work exclusively with fresh botanicals to produce real flavours. That’s why we’re always looking for the most refreshing lemons, flowery blossoms and aromatic herbs and spices. We combine these together with single-origin rums to create union between the complex flavours of spirits and botanicals. The result is a new world of rums that are bold, balanced and have an amazingly refreshing taste.
During the distillery tour, you get to experience how these flavours come together during the distilling process. We take you through our thought process while creating our rums and we will help you create your own unique botanical rum.
We always want to make sure that everything we do is done sustainably. We don’t think that producing high-quality botanical rums should be done at the expense of our planet. This doesn’t just mean working with plant-based ingredients, it means that everything in our production process is focused on being a sustainable distillery.
For example, during the distillery tour you’re walking through a fully solar powered distillery and every automated part of the production you see is there to improve the quality of our products. Not to save on financial expenses. Furthermore, we eliminate single use plastic and, like mentioned earlier, we make each bottle by hand. In addition to all this, we make sure that the partners we work with in our supply chain, have the same mindset we do. That way it’s not just us making sure that our product is produced sustainable, but the ingredients also come from companies that work in a sustainable way.
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During the distillery tour, we gave you a full experience of what it’s like inside our solar powered distillery in Amsterdam. The two hour-long tour is an experience you will remember for a long time to come. During these two hours we will make sure that you are never thirsty. (In case you’ve booked the deluxe distilling class) Our distillery ambassadors will provide you with plenty of drinks to enjoy during your workshop.
As soon as you arrive in our distillery, bar, and workplace, close to Amsterdam city center, our team will make sure that you will feel right at home. To get in the right mood, we offer you a cocktail with one of our own botanical rums.
After finishing the cocktails, it’s time to get started with the distillery tour. During this part of the experience we will take you for an exclusive behind the scenes. We dive deep into the world of rum and you will discover all about spirits, botanicals, flavours and how our hands-on approach translates into quality liquid.
Time to start learning by doing. This part of the distillery tour is all about experimenting and mixing with flavours. Because the best way to learn the art of distillation is by taking control of your own still. While you are doing this, we will of course help you by giving various tips and tricks that you will be able to put into practice immediately.
When you’ve mastered the art of distillation and have distilled your own bottle, you get to personalize a label for your own bottle. Because only then, your bottle of rum is ready for drinking.
When you are in Amsterdam for a week(end), there is a lot to do in the city. There’s a big variety of museums, beautiful parks to walk through, a big city center to visit and of course a unique distillery tour to join. There’s a lot to choose from and that might make it hard to plan a good week(end).
We’ve got you! Imagine waking up in your hotel in or near Amsterdam. You have a quick shower and after that, you get ready for breakfast. Of course, you could just get breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant, but don’t forget about all the cozy and amazing restaurants Amsterdam has to offer. After having breakfast you set out to board a boat for a calming boat tour through the Amsterdam canals. Enjoy the beautiful view of Amsterdam from the water!
Back on land, it is about time to start moving in the direction of Amsterdam Oud-Zuid. Maybe you will be able to visit the Olympic Stadium before your long awaited distillery tour. They’re within walking distance after all. When you arrive at Spirited Union Distillery it’s time for your day’s highlight. Dive deep into the vast and colorful world of botanicals and rum. After you enjoyed our unique distillery tour, it’s about time to have dinner. Feel free to ask us for tips regarding restaurants in Amsterdam!
We zijn op een missie om op een ambachtelijke wijze, creativiteit en smaak innovatie toe te voegen aan rum. Door gebruik te maken van de kleurrijke wereld van Botanicals.
By now you’re probably wondering how you can book this distillery tour. We made it as easy as possible!
Don’t wait too long to book your distillery tour because the chance to become a distiller for a day is limited. Not sure about the date? No problem, you can reschedule your date for free up to 72 hours before your tour!
Since we’ve started we have created a product range with six unique, delicious botanical rums. During your distillery tour you’ll get the chance to discover those rums, have a taste or two, and get them for yourself as well. Any birthdays or other celebrations coming up? Surprise them with one of our botanical rum gift sets! Are you flying back home? No problem with our Rum Flight Giftset!
Did you just discover your new favorite rum, but do you live outside of the Netherlands? We ship our products to select EU countries, feel free to ask us about the possibilities!
Always wanted to become a master in the art of making cocktails? Then our Cocktail Workshop is the one for you! During this workshop we show you our distillery, where you will learn the ins and outs of our botanical rums, their flavours and how these flavours are created. After this distillery tour it’s time to show us your cocktail-mixing skills! Because of the new knowledge gained during the tour, making cocktails will be a totally different experience than before. You will appreciate the ingredients you use and will know what effect they will have on the cocktail you are making. Our professional, certified shakers will help you during the process. More info? Click below!
You might not have enough time during your busy visit to Amsterdam to start distilling or create cocktails yourself, we understand. That’s why, for groups with 8 or more people, we also offer a shorter version of this unique distillery tour. During our 1-hour guided distillery tour & tasting our distillery ambassadors will take you through the process of distillation. They will show you how we extract delicious flavours from the vast and colorful world of botanicals and you get to taste the results of this beautiful process!