Spirit Range

 

Stratford Dry Gin 50clStratford Dry Gin

Tudor England, the time of William Shakespeare and also a new creative era for spirit production. Stratford Dry Gin is inspired by bygone pioneers who experimented with local home-grown flavours. Handcrafted in small batches in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire with authentic Tudor garden botanicals including rose, lemon balm, rosemary and old English lovage fused with the more familiar juniper, coriander and lemon peel; this truly is a modern gin with a twist of history.

At Shakespeare Distillery we are committed to creating high quality spirits. With Stratford Gin we employ the ‘London Dry’ method of production, nothing can be added to the Gin other than the flavours imparted during distillation. For an added challenge and to ensure we really can say that we have created a handcrafted product we do this using the single shot method, meaning all the ingredients required to make one batch of gin are added in at the same time. We don’t make a concentrate and blend this down to get the flavour we want. This means we need to put the same love, attention and passion into every batch to ensure they each have a consistent delicious flavour which we are proud to call Stratford Dry Gin.

Proudly distilled and bottled in Stratford upon Avon.

 

Tasting note: Juniper led with delicious herbal notes and a burst of floral and citrus

There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance, Pray you, love, remember.
Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5

 

 

Mulberry Gin 50cl

Mulberry Gin

Mulberry Gin is made by combining Mulberries with Stratford Dry Gin and leaving them to steep for several months before decanting and bottling. The result is a deep rich fruity Gin ideal for sipping or using in cocktails.

Mulberries are one of those fruits that you will never see in the supermarket as they are just too fragile. They drop from the trees and go to mush very easily, in fact they make the raspberry look like a real tough cookie. They impart a lovely flavour (think blackcurrant and blackberry) and its time they were brought back into people’s lives.

  • Watch this video of us adding the mulberries to Stratford Dry Gin, its pretty cool how quickly the colour changes! Mulberry Gin Video
  • Shakespeare is famously linked to Mulberries, to learn more click here

Now humble as the ripest mulberry, that will not hold the handling.
Coriolanus, Act 3, Scene 2

 

 

 

 

Rhubarb Gin 50cl

Rhubarb Gin

Rhubarb, commonly used to cure ailments in Tudor times, has since become a British favourite, and a favourite of ours at Shakespeare Distillery, so we thought why not use it to make a tasty Gin?

First we take our high strength award-winning Stratford Dry Gin, we blend this with fresh Rhubarb juice, which we extract from the Rhubarb ourselves using a fruit press. We test for sweetness, adding a small amount of sugar where necessary to produce a carefully balanced deliciously tangy gin.

Our Rhubarb Gin is bottled at 40% ABV, ensuring you still get a strong gin flavour, this is not a sweet liqueur and as such it pairs very well with mixers. Try it with a Ginger Ale or a regular premium tonic water.

We are proud that this is a completely natural product, whilst we filter the product it still may contain small amounts of Rhubarb sediment and it will change colour over time, however this will not affect its flavour. To prolong the pink hue store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.

 

What rhubarb, cyme, or what purgative drug, Would scour these English hence?

Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 3

 

 

Elderflower and Quince Gin 50cl

Elderflower and Quince Gin

We blend our award-winning Stratford Dry Gin with the quintessential British flavours of Elderflower and the noble Quince; no fruit was more highly prized in the Tudor period.

Subtle apple notes from the Quince fuse with the mild sweetness of Elderflower to create a deliciously fruity, full-strength (40% ABV) gin.

Nothing artificial goes into our gin, we don’t over sweeten it, so you taste real gin in every mouthful. Try it with either Elderflower or Aromatic tonic water.

 

They call for dates and Quinces in the pastry

Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Scene 4