About this Attraction

Shakespeare Distillery is an artisan spirit producer, established in 2015. Everything we produce is in small handcrafted batches, ensuring we can devote our time and attention to creating the best tasting spirits around.

Being based in Stratford upon Avon, we wanted to create something authentic to our area and what is more authentic to us than Shakespeare? Of course we couldn’t distil the bard himself into a bottle but we could look at the Tudor period in which he lived and bring the essence of this into our 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 we aim to recapture this period of innovation by fusing traditional and in some cases forgotten ingredients with modern techniques to create exciting new spirits.

DISTILLERY TOUR

A fun and informative tour of our state-of-the-art, craft distillery including an illustrated, amusing talk on the history of gin followed by a tutored tasting of our different gins and a delicious gin and tonic to savour as you explore.

The experience Includes:
A Gin and Tonic.
Guided tasting of 3 spirits.
Guided tour of the distillery.
10% off distillery shop purchases on the day.

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COVID-19 Update

Last Updated: 19.07.2020

How to find this Attraction

SHAKESPEARE DISTILLERY
Unit A Drayton Manor Dr
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 9RQ

Policies

​CHILD POLICY: Children of 8 years old and over are welcome if accompanied by an adult. They will be offered a soft drink in lieu of alcohol.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellation 24 hrs prior to the visit day. Distillery Tours must be pre-booked in advance.