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Book a Tasting Event

Angus conducts a Tasting Evening in our York shopWe regularly organise tastings at Demijohn both internally, within our shop premises, and externally for either private or corporate functions. They are good fun and better still, represent excellent value for group activities. Our internal events can be broken down into two styles, a Tasting Evening, for groups of between 10 and 20 persons, or our Tasting for Two or Four which is designed as a shorter tasting for smaller groups.

Internal Events 

  • Tastings for Two or Four   The Tasting for Two or Tasting for Four Gift Vouchers entitle a group of adults to indulge themselves in a personal tasting at our York Shop. The tasting will be hosted by an experienced member of our Demijohn Staff and runs for a minimum of 30 minutes during normal opening hours. Included in the cost is a shopping voucher for spending in the shop on the day of the tasting, (£10 for a Tasting for Two and £20 for a Tasting for Four). Hosted tastings are a relaxed and fun way to spend part of a day in 4 fabulous British cities. These Gift Vouchers will appeal to foodies who would like to know more about what they eat and drink, as well as providing a fascinating insight in Demijohn's award winning and unique product range. Buy a Tasting Gift Voucher.
  • Tasting Evening   Our standard Tasting Evening is run for groups of between 10 and 20 persons on a weekday between 6.30pm and 8pm in Shop premises. The actual date is subject to diary availability and early booking is advisable. The evening would start with a drink while your group gathers, followed by a short introduction and a behind the scenes talk about Demijohn. We then launch into a fully hosted tasting of virtually the complete Demijohn product range, unlocking the magic behind some of the most fascinating food and drink products available in Britain today. This part can be tailored to suit a groups particular focus on either food or alcohol. The evening finishes with an opportunity for guests to purchase goods at a special 10% discounted rate. A Corporate Gift selection can be ordered prior to the event and distributed at the end of the evening if required, please ask at time of booking. On occasion groups have incorporated dinner in a local restaurant to follow the tasting evening, as part of their evenings entertainment. If this is the case please let us know your plans in advance so that we can ensure timings are made to fit a table booking. We can also make arrangements to deliver any Demijohn shopping to your dinner table while you dine and make you feel very special indeed!
    • School of Taste Our School of Taste event is a new style of tasting evening for groups of 5 or more and will run on a weeknight between 6.30pm and 8pm. At each event we will demonstrate how to make some of our unique cocktails and recipes using our many delicious and quirky food and drink products, and focus on a particular ingredient, such as Rum, Olive Oil or Gin. School of Taste events will loosely take the format of an interactive workshop, where guests will be involved with the creation of at least 4 recipes. These might be some of our existing cocktails or food recipes, or something completely new. During the evening, there will be the opportunity to try our new creations and the potential for guests to help us discover new recipes and possibly even become famous! This event will appeal to food and drink lovers who are keen and inquisitive to learn more, especially those who like the idea of experimenting with their drinks to make new cocktails or food ingredients to make new recipes. The event will be relaxed and should be a lot of fun.
  • External Events   Demijohn also offers bespoke tasting evenings for similar or larger groups to that of our standard Tasting Evening, that are external to our Demijohn shop premises. This can add something special and uniquely memorable into an already planned corporate event, or we can help plan an evenings entertainment for you from scratch. There is no limit to the numbers that can be entertained and the evening can be tailored to reflect other events or activities to be held on the evening. An external tasting evening might include providing pre or post dinner drinks, a short talk about Demijohn by Angus Ferguson and a limited tasting of around 5 to 8 products for guests in attendance. A personalized Corporate Gifts selection can be created and shopping orders can be arranged to be taken at the event to be delivered subsequently.

Prices and How to Book a Tasting Event 

  • Tasting for Two or Four   This is normally purchased as a Gift Voucher online, costing £40 for a Tasting for Two or £70 for a Tasting for Four. Once payment is received a Gift Voucher for the tasting will then be sent to you in the post. However, it can also be purchased by contacting us directly if the tasting is to be conducted at short notice or you are not able to order online. Once your voucher is ordered, a date for the tasting should be booked by contacting us at least a week in advance of the required date. The tasting can be run on any day our shops are open during our normal hours of opening. Tasting dates and start times are subject to availability, but we will always try to satisfy your first choice.
  • Tasting Evening   A hosted tasting evening within a Demijohn Shop would normally cost £14.50 inc VAT per person for a minimum group of 10 persons. However, we allow the organiser to participate for free of course! A £20 deposit will be required on confirmation of the booking and the balance for the total number of guests originally booked will be payable at the start of the evening. Tasting Evenings are run only on weekdays between 6.30pm and 8pm. Tasting dates are subject to diary availability, but we will always try to satisfy your first choice.
    • School of Taste  School of Taste events are normally organised on an adhoc basis with a mixed group of guests, and cost £40 per person for a ticket, which includes a £10 shopping voucher redeemable against purchases made on the night. A hosted School of Taste evening can also be arranged for private groups of 5 persons or more.
  • External Events   Prices for an external event will vary depending on the level of service required and is therefore normally offered on application. Our standard package for a minimum group of 20 persons will cost £19.50 ex VAT per person for example. Additional expenses for travel and other activities during the event may need to be levied.

How do I make a booking?

To make a booking or discuss available dates and the format of an event your are planning please contact us. In addition to some basic details about your proposed event, please provide your name and a contact telephone number so that we can follow up your enquiry as quickly as possible.

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