All Aboard for the Gin & Whisky Tasting Train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Fancy a tipple with a twist? The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is offering a unique Gin & Whisky Tasting Train Experience that promises breathtaking scenery while sampling gins and whiskys from Henstone Distillery’s Master Distillers. Partnered with the award-winning Henstone Distillery of Oswestry, this unique train ride is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a decadent holiday treat.

The Journey

The train steams out of Llanfair Caereinion (SY21 0SF) for a scenic, sixteen-mile adventure through the rolling hills of Mid Wales. This two-hour round trip boasts stunning views while enjoying carefully crafted drinks. A master distiller will be on board to guide you through the tasting experience, sharing their knowledge and expertise.

What’s Included

  • A Nostalgic Ride: Settle into the comfortable vintage carriages of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway and soak up the charm of a bygone era.
  • Welcome Refreshments: On your outward journey, you’ll be welcomed with a “long drink” and nibbles to set the mood for your train ride.
  • Tasting Session: On the return trip, your education into the Henstone Distillery range will commence, as the Henstone Distillery Master Distiller will lead you through a tasting session featuring four of their spirits.
  • Souvenir Glass: Take home a commemorative Henstone Distillery branded glass as a memento of your special experience.
  • Distillery Booklet: You will also receive a booklet detailing the history and processes of Henstone Distillery to expand your knowledge further.

The Distillery

Henstone Distillery owned by Chris and Alexandra Toller was established in 2017 with the aim of producing high quality spirits with a small batch twist has continued to evolve and expand winning awards along the way.

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway station is only two miles away from the Oakwood Valley Lodges, so an afternoon of admiring stunning scenery and discovering the gins and whiskys from Henstone Distillery’s range is within easy reach.



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