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Introducing Jester Rum

Introducing Jester Rum
We’ve been working hard during these last few months of lockdown developing some new products and we are very proud to finally introduce to you our Jester White Rum!!! The name ‘Jester’ is inspired by the famous sculpture of a Jester which sits in Henley Street, just yards from Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Almost all of Shakespeare's jesters were fond drinkers and known to be bold, memorable, and ...
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What actually is Rum?

What actually is Rum?
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 rum and its production. “What actually is Rum?” This is one of the questions we hear the most. As one of the very few producers of r...
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Virtual Distillery Gin Tasting!

Virtual Distillery Gin Tasting!
A fun and informative experience to share virtually at home with friends, family or colleagues who love gin! As you can't visit us at the distillery right now, we come to you! A brilliant treat for you and your loved ones to immerse yourselves virtually in our gin-soaked world! Enjoy a private talk and gin tasting live from our distillery at a date and time to suit. The hour-long experience i...
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Are you a rum drinker?

Are you a rum drinker?
Read on and you soon will be… With award-winning gin under our belt, we are now set to embark on another of our passions: rum! Small batches, big flavour, we’re creating a bold, memorable and charismatic spirit made entirely in the UK! The UK has a long tradition in importing rum, but not much of a history in making it. The fact is we’ll be one of only a handful of distilleries in the whole...
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Virtual Christmas Party Idea!

Virtual Christmas Party Idea!
We launched our Home Gin Tasting Kit for Two during the first lockdown, which has proven extremely popular and now comes in a custom-made presentation box, ideal as a Christmas present! This beautifully boxed set for two people contains: 3 gin miniatures (5cl bottles) 2 tasting glasses 3 paired Fever-Tree mixers (200ml bottles x 3) bag of Henley Chocolate Gin Truffles (x6 chocs) ...
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Stratford No.1 High Street pop-up shop opens!

Stratford No.1 High Street pop-up shop opens!
  We are delighted to open our new Christmas shop in Stratford at No 1 High Street! This fantastic historical building, situated in a prominent location in the town centre, was formerly the property of Richard Quiney and the home of Shakespeare's daughter Judith who married Richard's son Thomas in 1616. The cellar is said to have been part of an early town gaol, known for a period from ...
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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update
Updated : 1 March 2021 Our distillery tours & experiences will unfortunately not be able to re-open in March, following the government announcement of gradual relaxation. We anticipate re-opening on 17 May 2021. Any customers holding a booking during March - 16 May will be contacted by email, with information on deferral. We are truly sorry and sad not to be reopening our wonderful distill...
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Hand Sanitiser

Hand Sanitiser
Along with numerous distilleries across the UK, many of our plans and distillery experiences have had to be put on hold for the time being, however we are keen to play our part in supporting the front line and local community services in the prevention of the spread of Covid-19. Alongside our usual gin production, what better use of the distillery, alcohol and expertise at our disposal to prod...
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