Stratford Gin Festival – Sun 8 July

Billesley Manor Hotel
We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Billesley Manor Hotel to launch the first Stratford upon Avon Gin Festival on Sunday 8 July. 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 from the talented An...
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New Place Edition Mulberry Gin Available to Buy Now

New Place Mulberry Gin
New Place Edition Mulberry Gin - Available to Buy Now We are delighted to announce that the Special 'New Place Edition' of our Mulberry Gin, made using the mulberries from the trees of the great garden of Shakespeare's New Place, has turned out to be a great success!  We steeped the fruit in our award winning Stratford Gin for about 2 months and the result has been delicious, the g...
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Stratford Gin is Outstanding!

Silver Outstanding 2017 for Stratford Gin
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...
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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...
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Stratford Gin wins IWSC Silver

IWSC Silver Medal
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...
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Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare Flag
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...
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Mulberry Gin

Mulberry Gin
We are super excited to announce the second product from Shakespeare Distillery, Mulberry Gin. Mulberry Gin is made by combining Mulberries with Stratford 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...
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Shakespeare and Mulberries

Mulberry Tree
Shakespeare very famously planted a Mulberry tree in the gardens of his home ‘New Place’ in Stratford upon Avon following instruction from the palace in 1609 that all landowners should plant them in the hope of promoting a native silk industry. Fortunately for us the wrong variety of trees were imported, instead of the white Mulberry which silkworms feed on they had imported black Mulberry trees. ...
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Shakespeare and Gin

Juniper based spirits have been used for medicinal purposes since the early middle ages. Recipes similar to that of Gin can be traced back to the late 1400s. The Dutch were the first to drink juniper-based spirits recreationally in any great volume, producing a drink called Genever, the pre-cursor to gin. We can thank the first Earl of Leicester Robert Dudley (and a Warwickshire resident, based...
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