The award-winning Shakespeare Distillery has re-started its popular group distillery tours. The independent artisan spirit producer, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been distilling gin for the past five years on its own premises, with products inspired by the Tudor period.

The company has been working hard during lockdown, developing new products including a white rum named ‘Jester’'. The name is taken from the famous sculpture of a Jester which sits in Henley Street, yards from Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Pre-booked tours include a gin or rum and choice of mixer, tutored tasting of three spirits, a guided distillery tour, an amusing and informative talk on the history of gin and 10% off distillery shop purchases. The experience lasts around 90 minutes.

Shakespeare Distillery offer great group rates along with complimentary places for the coach driver, tour manager or guide. There is free coach parking, and the building is accessible throughout. Having completed the “Good To Go” industry standard, groups can be assured that Shakespeare Distillery adheres to all COVID19 safety measures.

Shakespeare Distillery has also teamed up with Avon Boating to offer Gin Tasting Cruises on the Avon where groups enjoy a short talk on gin, a tasting of three spirits, followed by a glass of Stratford Gin & Tonic, all while on a 60-minute cruise to see the riverside sights including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church where William Shakespeare is buried. Cruises will restart this summer and can be booked for groups of up to 40 at any time during the season.

For group bookings and any enquiries please contact the Groups/Travel Trade Manager, Jane McKay on 07775 587663 or email

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