As everyone is aware this is a particularly difficult time for small businesses, particularly those in the tourism & hospitality industry. We are looking for creative ways to raise money in order to look after our staff and business during these uncertain times in order to help us as a distillery survive this pandemic. As you can imagine all the pubs, hotels and many of the shops we sell our gin to have simply had to close at this time, impacting our income significantly.
We aren't asking for donations with no return - but if you are able to support us through funding on here in exchange for some amazing products and future experiences, our wonderful team of locally-based people would be beyond grateful.
A bit about us...
Shakespeare Distillery was founded by Simon and I in 2015 with the launch of our first craft product Stratford Dry Gin. A herbal style gin; it captures the essence of a Tudor garden, fusing juniper and citrus with wonderful flavours of old english Lovage, rosemary, sage and lemon balm.
The stable of gins we produce by hand at our distillery in Warwickshire now include Rhubarb Gin (a pink favourite), Mulberry Gin Liqueur and our newest product Elderflower & Quince Gin.
Our journey stepped up a gear in January last year when we moved to larger premises on the outskirts of Stratford upon Avon and began to offer customers the chance to visit us for a range of experiences.
Prior to closing last week, our distillery tours had really taken off, as had our Gin School and Cocktail Masterclasses. We have had so much fun welcoming hundreds of visitors from near and far through our doors over the past year, and were just in the building stages to expand our visitor offering with a larger tour space when the current crisis hit.
We were amazed and delighted to have won the Best New Tourism Business at the West Midlands Tourism Awards just last month (how long ago that feels now)
We are part way through a totally self-funded build that has seen us invest heavily in new facilities that will not be used for the foreseeable future. But with your help we promise to be ready to welcome everyone through our doors when we are able.
We truly appreciate all the amazing visitors and customers we have at Shakespeare Distillery. Without your support though, we would be totally lost and everything from your well wishes to donations is both comforting and astounding.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts x
Please note all rewards are valid to at least 31st December 2020 - this date may vary depending on circumstances but all physical rewards (bottles of gin!) will be dispatched as soon as we possibly can.