Shakespeare Distillery

Shakespeare Distillery is an artisan spirit producer. Everything we produce is in small handcrafted batches. We devote our time and attention to creating the best tasting spirits around.

Our Approach

Being based in Stratford upon Avon, we wanted to create something authentic to our area. And what is more authentic to us than Shakespeare? Of course we couldn’t distil the bard himself into a bottle. We could look at the Tudor period in which he lived and bring the essence of this into our spirits. The first of which is Stratford Gin.

The Tudor period was a significant time for spirit production. It was a time of change, the monasteries had a stranglehold on distillation. The primary purpose in their hands was medicinal. 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 as people soon discovered it could be a very nice recreational drink too. Thanks Henry!

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.

Shakespeare Distillery: Stratford Gin

Tudor England, the time of William Shakespeare and also a new creative era for spirit production. Stratford Gin is inspired by bygone pioneers who experimented with local home-grown flavours. Handcrafted in small batches in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire with authentic Tudor garden botanicals including rose, lemon balm, rosemary and old English lovage fused with the more familiar juniper, coriander and lemon peel; this truly is a modern gin with a twist of history.

At Shakespeare Distillery we are committed to creating high quality spirits. With Stratford Gin we employ the ‘London Dry’ method of production, nothing can be added to the Gin other than the flavours imparted during distillation.

For an added challenge we do this using the single shot method. This means all the ingredients required to make one batch of gin are added in at the same time.

We don’t make a concentrate and blend this down to get the flavour we want. This means we need to put the same love, attention and passion into every batch to ensure they each have a consistent delicious flavour which we are proud to call Stratford Gin.

The Shakespeare Distillery range also includes our Mulberry Gin and Alscot Quince Gin.