Shakespeare Distillery is an independent artisan spirits producer based in Stratford upon Avon. They distil all their spirits in small handcrafted batches, ensuring they can devote their time and attention to creating great tasting range of gins and rums. The Tudor period was a significant time for spirit production. The monasteries had a stranglehold on distillation and gin’s primary purpose was medicinal. Thanks to Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, the Tudor period became a time of great discovery, experimentation and innovation within the world of spirit production as people soon discovered it could be a very nice recreational drink too. Shakespeare Distillery aims to recapture this period of innovation by fusing traditional and in some cases forgotten ingredients with modern techniques to create exciting new spirits.

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Shakespeare Distillery is an artisan spirit producer, established in 2015. Everything produced is in small handcrafted batches, ensuring that time is devoted, and attention is provided to create the best tasting spirits around.

Being based in Stratford upon Avon, the distillery wanted to create something authentic to their area and what is more authentic to the area than Shakespeare? Of course, the team couldn’t distil the bard himself into a bottle but they could look at the Tudor period in which he lived and bring the essence of this into their spirits, the first of which is Stratford Gin.

The Tudor period was a significant time for spirit production, it was a time of change, the monasteries had a stranglehold on distillation (the process used to create an alcoholic spirit) and its primary purpose in their hands was medicinal. Thanks to Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries the Tudor period became a time of great discovery, experimentation and innovation within the world of spirit production as people soon discovered it could be a very nice recreational drink too. Thanks Henry!

At Shakespeare Distillery the team aim to recapture this period of innovation by fusing traditional and in some cases forgotten ingredients with modern techniques to create exciting new spirits.

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