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    Welcome to

    Shakespeare Distillery

    Established in 2015 we are an artisan spirit producer based in Stratford upon Avon creating carbon neutral spirits with a twist of history.
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    About Shakespeare Distillery

    Spirits with a Twist of History

    Situated in Stratford upon Avon, the home of William Shakespeare, we are an artisan carbon neutral spirit producer, established in 2015. Inspired by the Tudor period, we take time, attention and passion to produce carefully handcrafted spirits in small batches.

    At Shakespeare Distillery, we fuse traditional and, in some cases, forgotten ingredients with modern techniques to create exciting new spirits, inspired by the Tudor period. We produce a range of premium, handcrafted gins and rums made entirely onsite, including the award-winning Stratford Dry Gin and Jester Rum.

    Our Locations

    Explore our distillery just outside town, visit our high street shop in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, or enroll in 'Judith’s School of Spirits' to savor our diverse and award-winning experiences.
    Judith's No.1 High St - Tasting Room
    Judith's No.1 High St - Tasting Room
    Judith's No.1 High St - Rum School
    Judith's No.1 High St - Rum School
    Judith's No.1 High St - Shop
    Judith's No.1 High St - Shop
    Shakespeare Distillery - Gin School
    Shakespeare Distillery - Gin School
    Shakespeare Distillery - Cafe and Lounge
    Shakespeare Distillery - Cafe and Lounge
    Shakespeare Distillery - Distillery
    Shakespeare Distillery - Distillery

    Our Locations

    Based at the distillery just outside town, we opened our doors as a visitor centre in 2019; here you can enjoy distillery tours and gin schools, as well as visit our distillery shop and our coffee and cocktail lounge. Our visitor centre has won a number of Gold and Silver awards from the 2020 and 2022 West Midlands Tourism Awards and a Travellers’ Choice Award by Tripadvisor for the last two years running.

    We have a shop in the heart of Stratford upon Avon and, above it, you will find ‘Judith’s School of Spirits’ where we offer rum schools, cocktail masterclasses and gin tasting experiences.

    In the summer, we also take to the River Avon and run our popular gin tasting cruises in partnership with Avon Boating.

          Gin, Rum, Specials

          Hand-Crafted Sprits

          Using slow distillation and a select cut, we create beautifully complex spirits smooth enough to be sipped neat or delightfully enjoyable with mixers and unique enough to stand out from the crowd.

          Inspired by Tudor knot garden botanicals, our gin is produced in small handcrafted batches with traditional ingredients used in Shakespeare's day.

          Using slow distillation and a select cut, we create beautifully complex spirits smooth enough to be sipped neat or delightfully enjoyable with mixers and unique enough to stand out from the crowd.
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          Small Batch

          Artisan Gin

          Small batch, artisan gin

          Inspired by Tudor knot garden botanicals, our gin is produced in small handcrafted batches with traditional ingredients used in Shakespeare's day.
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          CURATED COCKTAILS

          Our Cocktails & The Perfect Serve

          CURATED COCKTAILS

          Cocktails & Serves

          At Shakespeare Distillery, we believe that a great cocktail is more than just a drink, it's an experience. That's why we've carefully curated our cocktails to highlight the unique character of each spirit.
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          Caipirinha
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          White Russian Cocktail
          White Russian
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          Caipirinha
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          Our Experiences

          Award - Winning Experiences

          Award - Winning

          Experiences

          Our visitor centre has won a number of Gold and Silver awards from the 2020 and 2022 West Midlands Tourism Awards and a Traveller's Choice Award by Tripadvisor for the last two years running.
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            Blog Posts

            Sam, our Brand Ambassador at Shakespeare Distillery, has a love of spirits which extends well beyond his work life. This, combined with his experience in distilleries and his training in the mixology world, lends itself perfectly to writing a series of blogs about spirits and their production.