About Us

Shake, Rattle and Stir is the leading light in gin tours in the Big Smoke. Established in August 2013 we’ve never looked back. We’re loving the gin renaissance just as much as you should be.

Founded by award-winning, booze-loving, knowledge-thirsty ex- bartender Leon Dalloway. Shake Rattle and Stir is here to set the capital alight with gin love.

Originally from Leicester, corrupted in Manchester and inspired in London Leon has immersed himself in the world of liquor for over a decade in the honourable quest to bring boozy fun and education to the people. It's his ideology to insight and enlighten while people have a great big helping of fun!

We have formed a team of crack team of gin commandos to educate and inspire and bring the finest gin fun to you.

We offer something refreshingly different - days and nights, full of decadence and delight - which will open your mind to the wide world of drinks.

We at Shake, Rattle and Stir are wild about gin, loco about cocktails and insanely in love with London so we wanted to bring these three wonderful things together to create a set of utterly unique experiences. We aim to showcase the finest gin the world has to offer and supply the tastiest drinks the mind can fathom. Enjoy.


Gin Journey

The Gin Journey is a night out like you've never experienced before where you will be taken on an educational and fun-filled tour of London’s finest cocktail bars to explore the spirit that has become so synonymous with the City.

Gin is BACK and it's got its swagger on. You’ll learn all about the beautiful juniper lead spirit which has had such a tumultuous yet romantic history with London. Gin Lane, Genever, London Dry, Mother's Ruin, cucumber or lime - you name it, we'll chat about it.

On our tour you’ll be chauffeur driven by gin carriage to five bars including a working gin distillery. You'll enjoy samples of specially selected premium gins. You'll quaff well crafted gin cocktails, all whilst finding out about the history and production methods behind everything that touches your palette.

You won’t need to book a taxi, order a drink, and what’s more, there’ll be an area reserved for you in every bar. Sound great? It is.

The Gin Journey is an evening event that begins at 18:15 in Central London and finishes around 23:00 in East London. Food is available but not provided. Capacity of the group is 20.

The tour costs £60 per person and includes 5 samples of gin, 5 cocktails, a chauffeured drive from bar to bar, *no hangover and a ridiculous amount of fun.

Private bookings and gift vouchers are available, to inquire please email leon@shakerattleandstir.co.uk.

"Gin's answer to Willy Wonka."

Barchick

"Friendly and animated throughout… A remarkable deal."

The Guardian

"Like a school trip only sexier."

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Gin Voyage

Shake Rattle and Stir have commandeered Disco Volante a wondrous 12 berth canal cruiser. Aboard the Volante we will also wax lyrical about the connection that gin has had with the seven seas and mercantile history. Each cocktail has been carefully selected to showcase gin's connection with the seven seas. We will also wax lyrical about the connection that gin has had with the seven seas and mercantile history.

Your host is your bartender and also your master distiller as the Volante houses what we believe is the world’s first ‘legal’ floating distillery. Guests will experience distillation first hand and walk away with a their very own sample of the gin that’s been produced during the event. Bring your Navy Strength and your sea legs, all aboard for the Gin Voyage. Ahoy!

The Voyage costs £70pp, sets sail from Kings Cross at 18:30 and returns to dock there at 21:30. Guests receive 6 cocktails and 2 samples of spirit. No food is provided but feel free to bring your own. The Volante has a capacity of 12 guests. There is a captain and a Gin Guardian aboard too.

Private bookings and gift vouchers are available, to inquire please email leon@shakerattleandstir.co.uk.


The London Gin Experience

The London Gin Experience is an all-encompassing tour of the stalwarts of London’s gin industry. As well as a tour of two of Britain's leading distillers, prepare yourself for a master class in the finest of gin drinks.

Where better to start a gin tour than with the godfather of London gin: The Beefeater Distillery in Kennington. Throughout the 20th Century Beefeater was the only distillery that continued producing gin in London, this remained so until 2009. Learn about the history of gin in London and the relationship of Beefeater with the City and the rest of the world, discover the pioneering production methods, and delight in the botanicals gathered from across the globe to create this world-famous gin. Finish the tour with the perfectly served G&T.

In 2009 a new brew of distillers were born. We will take you to the latest addition of the London gin scene, the East London Liquor Company. At East London they produce three stunning gins, import a tailor made Guyanan rum and have begun production of their very own whisky. You will discover all things pertinent to the East London Liquor Company, taste the gins they create and meet the stills up close and personal.

After another ice-cold G&T, the team are treated to a sublime gin cocktail master class. As well as discovering the history of classic gin cocktails, we'll teach you how to master the art of cocktail production in your own home; quaffing the concoctions along the way is, of course, mandatory.

No food is provided but please feel free to bring your own. Capacity of the group is 15. The London Gin Experience is an afternoon event. It begins at 13:45 in Kennington and finishes at around 18:00 in the Victoria Park area.

The tour costs £70 and includes 2 distillery tours with guides, 1 gin cocktail masterclass with a top mixologist, 2 G&T’s plus cocktails, a chauffeur drive between venues and your very own gin guardian for the day.

Private bookings and gift vouchers are available, to inquire please email leon@shakerattleandstir.co.uk.