About us

spirits with a twist of history

Established in 2015 we are an artisan spirit producer based in Stratford upon Avon, our name taken from the town’s most famous inhabitant. Proud to live and work in this historical town, we wanted to create something authentic to our area. Of course we couldn’t distil the bard himself into a bottle but we could look at the Tudor period in which he lived and the characters he created in his plays, and bring the essence of this into our spirits. We now craft a range of premium, handcrafted gins and rums made entirely onsite at the distillery, including the award-winning Stratford Dry and newly launched Jester Rum.

We opened our doors as a visitor centre in 2019 and and along with our onsite shop, we offer a suite of popular experiences including Tours, Gin Schools, Gin Cruises and Cocktail Masterclasses. Our visitor centre was awarded Gold in the New Tourism Business category at the 2020 West Midlands Tourism Awards and has received a 2021 Traveller's Choice Award by Tripadvisor.

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Our Spirits


We specialise in the production of delicious craft Gin and Rum. Using slow distillation and a very select cut, we create beautifully complex spirits smooth enough to be sipped neat.
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Our Spirits


We specialise in the production of delicious craft Gin and Rum. Using slow distillation and a very select cut, our hearts create beautifully complex spirits which are smooth enough to be sipped neat.
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Our Gin

Award Winning gin

Inspired by Tudor knot garden botanicals, our gin is produced in small, handcrafted batches and comprises traditional ingredients used in Shakespeare's day. Reputed to have enjoyed a drink himself, we're certain he would approve.

Our Rum

British made rum
Fermented and twice distilled, Jester Rum is made from scratch right here at our distillery. Almost all of Shakespeare's jesters were fond drinkers and known to be bold, memorable, popular and fun characters – just like our Rum.

Distillery Specials

Limited edition spirits

Our love of experimentation and production of quality spirits often results in limited edition distillery specials, including Blackberry Gin Liqueur, Limoncello and a series of Barrel-Aged spirits.

Rum

Brand New!

Jester Rum


Our exciting new Jester Rum is 100% British made! The name is inspired by the famous sculpture of a Jester which sits just yards from Shakespeare’s Birthplace 
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Brand New!

Jester Rum


Our exciting new Jester Rum is 100% British made! The name inspired by the famous sculpture of a Jester which sits just yards from Shakespeare’s Birthplace 
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Blog


Sam, our Brand Ambassador at Shakespeare Distillery, has a love for 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.
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Blog


Sam, our Brand Ambassador at Shakespeare Distillery, has a love for 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.
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distillery
tours

£17.50 adult/ 10.00 child
1hr 15 mins

Join us for a fun and informative tour around our working distillery in Stratford upon Avon, followed by a tutored tasting of our spirits.
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gin
school

£99 for 1, £125 for 2
3hrs

Ever wanted to try your hand at being a distiller and creating your very own gin? Based at our distillery in Stratford, the Gin School will allow you to do just that.

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cocktail
masterclass

£35 adult
2hrs

We all love a gin cocktail and now you can learn how to make them for yourself at a fun Cocktail Masterclass at Boston Tea Party in Stratford, guided by our very own master mixologist!
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gin
cruise

£22.50 adult
1hr

Enjoy a 60 minute cruise on the beautiful River Avon through Stratford-upon-Avon. See all the riverside sights while enjoying a tutored tasting of our spirits.
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