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.
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.
In the summer, we also take to the River Avon and run our popular gin tasting cruises in partnership with Avon Boating.
Small Batch Gin
British Made Rum
We love to create quality spirits and to experiment with ingredients. This results in limited edition distillery specials, including limoncello, citrus vodka, Judith's gin and a series of barrel-aged spirits.
Gin, Rum, Distillery Specials
Our 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.