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Shakespeare Distillery

Spirits with a Twist of History

West Midlands
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AboutShakespeare Distillery

Founded in 2015, Shakespeare Distillery is an artisan spirit producer based in Stratford upon Avon, creating carbon neutral spirits with a twist of history.

They create a range of premium, handcrafted gins, rums and limited-edition spirits made entirely onsite at the distillery, including the award-winning Stratford Dry Gin and Jester White Rum.  In 2019 the distillery opened its doors on the Drayton Manor Farm estate as a visitor centre and along with an onsite shop, they now offer a suite of popular experiences including Distillery Tours, Gin Tastings, Gin and Rum Schools, Gin Tasting Cruises and Cocktail Masterclasses.

Their visitor centre has won a number of Gold and Silver awards from the 2020 and 2022 West Midlands Tourism Awards and a Traveller’s Choice Award by Tripadvisor for the past few years running.

The latest addition to the Shakespeare Distillery family is their 1 High St shop and upper floor Tasting Room and Rum School in the centre of Stratford upon Avon.  Named‘ Judith’s School of Spirits’ the building used to be the home of Judith, William Shakespeare’s younger daughter and her husband, Thomas Quiney, who ran a wine business from the premises.

Shakespeare Distillery have lovingly restored the upper floors of the building and, without destroying the character, have made it a state-of-the-art facility for enjoying their spirits.  The ground floor shop showcases their own spirits plus a range of wine, beer, cider and chocolates from local producers alongside gifts from Shakespeare’s School room & Guildhall.

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Shakespeare Distillery offers so much to any avid Gin enthusiast, with regular Gin Schools, Distillery Tours, Cocktail Masterclasses and even a Gin Cruise!  But that’s not all, you can also find additional experiential event’s at their Stratford Shop, Judith’s.

At the distillery itself you will find a contemporary environment with state of the art, modern stills all on display.  The cocktail lounge is enticing and well furnished and a wonderful spot to while away an afternoon with a Shakespeare Distillery cocktail or a coffee.

The enthusiasm for the craft is evident throughout the distillery and the spirits they produce and a warm welcome awaits any who venture over the threshold.

As the Shakespeare quote goes; “We are such stuff as dreams are made of!” and this is apt for this wonderful Distillery.

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CONTACT Shakespeare Distillery


Shakespeare Distillery
Unit A,
Drayton Manor Drive
Stratford upon Avon.
CV37 9RQ