Help Silver Circle Distillery to relocate

by Silver Circle Distillery in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £21,025

£25,000 stretch target 2 days left
105% 198 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th April 2024 at 11:59pm

Help fund our move to a new and improved location at Upper Meend Farm, Monmouthshire, enhancing our visitor experiences and sustainability.

by Silver Circle Distillery in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Any extra above our initial target will be spent on proper signage and marketing to promote the new site. These were not included in our initial budget so this will ensure that our new site is a success.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Since we started in 2019, our distillery has been located in an agricultural barn with no windows and access via single track roads. Whilst it was a great place to start, the location has ended up holding us back and restricting our growth in multiples of ways. Now, after years of searching, we have the wonderful opportunity of relocating to a new, beautiful building at Upper Meend Farm in Monmouthshire, also known as Humble by Nature. The new location is well insulated with underfloor heating, windows galore and better access, enabling us to welcome visitors all year round, host events and improve our sustainability.

However, the move will be very costly. Once everything is factored in, including fitting out, plumbing and electrical work, servicing and converting the still to a new power source and the move itself, it will be at least £20,000. As a small business we lack the resources to finance this on our own so we need your help to make this happen!


What's in it for you?

We have a range of amazing rewards to make it worth your while. Come on this journey with us and be part of our story as we start this new exciting chapter!

NEW! 'Master Of The Woods' T-shirt
We've teamed up with Spooky Oaf Studios to bring you a brand new T-shirt celebrating our favourite foraged botanical, Sweet Woodruff and its magical properties. Hand screen printed to order in Chepstow on Gildan unbleached natural 100% cotton with water based, vegan ink. Shipping on May 1st to coincide with Sweet Woodruff season.

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Pledge money, get credit - From £50 up
Support us and get 1.5x times your pledge in credit to spend at the distillery shop or on our webstore (UK only). For example, if you pledge £50, you'll receive £75 worth of credit. If you pledge £100, you'll receive £150 worth of credit, and so on. 


Opening Day Party - £25 per ticket
Buy tickets to the Opening Day Party at the new distillery on Saturday 18th May. There will be cocktails by us and burgers by our new neighbours The Pig & Apple, and everyone will have a chance to look around the new distillery. A burger and a cocktail is included with every ticket (vegetarian option available).

There will be 2 booking sessions during the day with 100 tickets available per session. 

  • 1st session: Arrival between 12pm and 3pm
  • 2nd session: Arrival between 4pm and 7pm

Book your ticket according to your preferred arrival time.


Be A Distiller - £500
A unique opportunity to become part of our distilling team for the creation and distillation of a new limited edition batch gin to commemorate our move to Humble by Nature. ”Greener Pastures Gin” will be a celebration of Spring and new beginnings. You will be invited to the distillery on three different days - one to forage and select botanicals from the farm, one to distill and one to blend and bottle. You will be an integral part of the team and have the chance to have a real impact in the development of this one-of-a-kind spirit.


Donation - £10+
If you would like to make a standalone donation then we would welcome any support you can offer!


Why are we moving?


The story so far
We set up Silver Circle Distillery in a barn in Catbrook in 2019 and launched our flagship product Wye Valley Gin that Summer. 

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Our dream was to blend the art of distilling with the rhythm of nature and for the distillery to be a place to bring people together to share and explore with us in a beautiful location. Over the following years we have become recognised as one of the top spirits brands in Wales with multiple award winning products including our 3 Great Taste Star winning Damson Negroni

But there have been lots and lots of challenges along the way, some due to the state of the world (thanks pandemic and cost of living crisis!!) and some due to the limitations of our current location, which is rustic to say the least.


A New Chapter at Humble by Nature

The opportunity to relocate to Humble by Nature is not just a change of scenery. It's a leap towards realising our full potential and the original dream of being able to bring people together in a beautiful location. 

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Owned by Kate Humble (from BBC Springwatch etc) and Ludo Graham, this new setting offers a modern building, with access and an ethos that will feel like paradise compared to our current location. With enhanced infrastructure, we can provide better visitor experiences all year round, delve deeper into sustainable practices and get back to hosting events for the community like our Street Food Saturday series.

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Enhanced sustainability 

The new farm setting offers opportunities to improve our sustainability. Humble by Nature already has a biomass heating system which will significantly reduce the distillery's carbon footprint and make us less reliant on fossil fuels for heating. The modern, insulated building will also help us to reduce our energy consumption.

We will also be able to explore more sustainable waste management practices and grow our own botanicals using compost created from our own organic waste.

Being part of a community of businesses with a shared ethos opens up opportunities for collaborative sustainability projects, such as shared transportation for goods, collective purchasing of eco-friendly supplies, or joint events that promote sustainability.

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Better visitor experiences

The new building is a big step up from the current one with better insulation and underfloor heating ensuring a comfortable visiting experience all year round regardless of the weather. The main room is light and airy providing a beautiful setting for tastings and events. 

With improved infrastructure, better access and more parking, visitors will find it easier to reach the distillery than ever before. The outdoor yard will provide a perfect setting for guests to enjoy cocktails in the Monmouthshire countryside. 

The proximity to other businesses, like The Pig & Apple and the Orchard Kitchen, allows for the possibility of collaborative experiences, from farm-to-table dining to special events combining the best of what the local community has to offer. 


Spread the word

Please support us and spread the word by sharing this Crowdfunder on social media, with your friends and family, in Whatsapp groups etc. We’d really appreciate your help!

Thank you x  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

£100 Pledge

Spend £100 and get £150 credit to spend at the distillery shop or on our webstore (UK only).

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Donate £10 and help us relocate the distillery. Every pledge helps!

£25 or more

79 of 100 claimed

Opening Day Party Ticket, May 18th (1st session)

1x ticket for the 1st session of our opening day party on the farm on May 18th (arrival between 12pm and 3pm). There will be cocktails by us and burgers by our new neighbours The Pig and Apple and everyone will have a chance to look around the new distillery. A burger and a cocktail is included with every ticket (vegetarian option available).

£25 or more

45 of 100 claimed

Opening Day Party Ticket, May 18th (2nd session)

1x ticket for the 2nd session of our opening day party on the farm on May 18th (arrival between 4pm and 7pm). There will be cocktails by us and burgers by our new neighbours The Pig and Apple and everyone will have a chance to look around the new distillery. A burger and a cocktail is included with every ticket (vegetarian option available).

£30 or more

'Master Of The Woods' T-shirt

We've teamed up with Spooky Oaf Studios to bring you a brand new T-shirt celebrating our favourite foraged botanical, Sweet Woodruff and its magical properties. Hand screen printed to order in Chepstow on Gildan unbleached natural 100% cotton with water based, vegan ink. Shipping on May 1st to coincide with Sweet Woodruff season.

£50 or more

£50 Pledge

Spend £50 and get £75 credit to spend at the distillery shop or on our webstore (UK only).

£200 or more

£200 Pledge

Spend £200 and get £300 credit to spend at the distillery shop or on our webstore (UK only).

£400 or more

£400 Pledge

Spend £400 and get £600 credit to spend at the distillery shop or on our webstore (UK only).

£500 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Be a distiller!

A unique opportunity to become part of our distilling team for the creation and distillation of our limited edition batch gin ”Greener Pastures Gin”. You will be invited to the distillery on three different days - one to forage and select botanicals from the farm, one to distill and one to blend and bottle. You will be an integral part of the team and have the chance to have a real impact in the development of this one-of-a-kind spirit.

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