Simon: Founder and Head Distiller

Responsible for setting up Shakespeare Distillery and for creating our spirits. Simon is a proud Warwickshire resident and has been based around Stratford upon Avon for more than 10 years.

Being a big fan of gin it seemed to be the perfect place to start and having obtained his own small copper still a couple of years ago he has been busily experimenting ever since. Inspired by his location and his love of history and voila Shakespeare Distillery was born with the aim of using traditional Tudor period ingredients that would have been familiar to the bard and giving them a fresh twist to create modern new spirits.


Responsible for IT, Marketing and Events. Peter has joined the team to help turn Shakespeare Distillery from an idea into reality.

With a background in Astrophysics, followed by event promotion and management, Peter is very handy to have around, being able to turn his mind to anything and manage to work something out that works! His favourite saying is ‘Well its not rocket science is it?’

Friends and Family

Responsible for lots of things, from painting, cleaning, roofing, metal working, wiring, photographing, designing and supporting. The distillery would not be in a position to open its doors without them. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everybody that has helped to get this venture off the ground.