Unit A Drayton Manor Drive, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 9RQ
Shakespeare Distillery is an artisan spirit producer. Everything we produce is in small handcrafted batches, ensuring we can devote our time and attention to creating the best tasting spirits around. Being based in Stratford upon Avon, we wanted to create something true to our area and what is more authentic than the Tudor period in which Shakespeare lived? A significant time for spirit production, it was a time of change; and thanks to Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries the Tudor period became a time of great discovery, experimentation and innovation within the world of spirit production.
At Shakespeare Distillery we aim to recapture this period of innovation by fusing traditional, and in some cases forgotten ingredients with modern techniques to create exciting new spirits. Our award-winning Stratford Gin captures the flavours and herbs from the Tudor knot garden, combining them with the boldness of juniper and sweetness of citrus. The Mulberry tree is synonymous with tudor Stratford and our Mulberry Gin celebrates this history; fantastic when drunk with sparkling white wine as a gin fizz! Rhubarb was commonly used to cure ailments in Tudor times, has since become a British favourite.
We extract Rhubarb juice using a fruit press and blend it with our award-winning Stratford Gin to produce a deliciously sweet and tangy Rhubarb Gin. March 2019 also sees the opening of our new Distillery Tours and Gin School at our new base in Stratford upon Avon. Corporate gift ideas are also our speciality. Truly Gins with a twist of history!