Tasting Trains

New for 2022, in co-operation with SPLITSDRINKS, we invite you to join us on board our Gin & Whisky tasting trains...

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Gin and Tonic
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Join us on the 15:30 departure from Shackerstone for a brand new experience at The Battlefield Line Railway. Pulled by a steam locomotive; your transportation for the day is a beautiful vintage carriage. You will gaze upon the picturesque Leicestershire countryside on a balmy summer evening while enjoying three delicious gins or whiskies paired with refreshing mixers to whet the whistle.  

Your journey will start in Shackerstone where the beautiful bar will be open for those looking for an extra tipple or two. You will then be greeted and given your selection of gin/whisky (double measures) and mixers as you board the train for a return trip to Shenton. Along the way you will take part in a relaxed and fun tasting where you will learn all about the history of gin/whisky, distillation techniques, mixers, and also answering any questions you may have. Plus there will be some tasty nibbles for you to indulge in too!

Dates for 2022:

Gin Tasting Train - 6th August (15:30 Departure)

Whisky Tasting Train  - 22nd October (15:30 Departure)


£38 per person (no concessions)

Includes all-day train travel, travel on the 15:30 tasting train, three double measures of gin/whisky with mixers, savoury nibbles