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Exclusive gin created for the Warwickshire winner of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Exclusive gin created for the Warwickshire winner of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour
The world’s top female cyclists will be able to savour the taste of Warwickshire if they secure victory when a flagship race passes through the county. An exclusive gin distilled using locally-grown herbs is set to be handed to the winner of the Warwickshire stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour when it reaches a hill-top climax at Burton Dassett. The 158-kilometre fourth stage will b...

Gin Cruises launched with Avon Boating

Gin Cruises launched with Avon Boating
River Avon Gin Cruises Enjoy a 50 minute cruise on the beautiful River Avon through Stratford-upon-Avon. See all the riverside sights including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s burial place, while enjoying a tutored tasting of the craft gins produced by the award winning Shakespeare Distillery, finishing with a glass of Gin & Tonic to toast your captain...

Bard Strength Stratford Gin launched to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

Bard Strength Stratford Gin launched to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday
  To celebrate the bard's birthday we are excited to announce that we have released a special edition of our Stratford Gin, bottled at a glorious 57% abv (normally 45%) We are calling this our ‘Bard Strength’ and it will be limited to 100 bottles only. As it's the distilled alcohol that contains all the flavour, at 57% abv this edition tastes amazing, full of our Tudor garden inspired fl...

Shakespeare Distillery Moves to New Premises

Shakespeare Distillery Moves to New Premises
Shakespeare Distillery has officially opened its doors to the public for the very first time after moving to new premises and bookings for the state-of-the-art Gin School are being taken. The new home on Drayton Manor Drive is bigger than its predecessor on the Alscot Estate, and it means that the business can expand production thanks to the introduction of its new still, offer tours, as we...

Stratford Gin Festival – Sun 7 July

Stratford Gin Festival – Sun 7 July
We are delighted to announce that we are once again partnering with Billesley Manor Hotel to hold the Stratford upon Avon Gin Festival on Sunday 7 July 2019. This is a must for all Gin Lovers! Set in the 100 year old Topiary garden at Billesley Manor Hotel, we will be jointly hosting a relaxed afternoon (12 noon - 5pm) with a small selection of local gin distilleries and live music. With lot...

Shakespeare’s Mulberries

Shakespeare’s Mulberries
Fruit from two historic mulberry trees in the Great Garden of Shakespeare’s New Place has been harvested to produce a very special tipple that we think Shakespeare himself would have approved of. We are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that owns and cares for Shakespeare’s New Place, to produce a special batc...

Stratford Gin is Outstanding!

Stratford Gin is Outstanding!
We are thrilled and excited to announce that we have been awarded a 'Silver Outstanding' medal by the 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) for our Stratford Gin. Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world with the awards being among some of the highest honours in the drinks industry; each spirit is...

Alscot Quince Gin

Alscot Quince Gin
Our third Tudor-inspired gin was made using the fruits of a quince tree found on the beautiful 4,000-acre Alscot country estate in Alderminster, where our distillery is based. Alscot Quince Gin is the perfect tipple to raise a toast to Stratford's most famous son! The idea for a Quince gin first came about in October 2016 at a charity event in The Bell at Alderminster whis...

Stratford Gin wins IWSC Silver

Stratford Gin wins IWSC Silver
We are extremely proud and delighted to announce that we have won a Silver award in the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for our Stratford Gin. Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world and their awards are acknowledged to be among some of the highest honours in the drinks industry. Judging for the Competition...

Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare 400th Anniversary
On the 23rd April 2016, Stratford upon Avon commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of its most famous son and resident, William Shakespeare. The town was awash with visitors and dignitaries, along with a smattering of RSC actors and celebrities, not to mention HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. To cap it all the sun was also shining! We were delighted to have been app...