Henstone Distillery is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

We all at Henstone Distillery would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the EU; the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE); the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs/the Rural Development Agencies (Defra/RDA); the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and last, but by no means least, the local officers who supported us through our grant application which has resulted in significant financial support for our brand new distillery in rural Shropshire.

“The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:
Europe investing in rural areas”

Our final grant payment was received recently and this means we can now invest in further whisky production as well as a cooling water re-cycling capability.

Links to the various authorities follow:




EU Commission’s rural development pagehttps://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/index_en

Special visit when sherry casks being filled!!

So, we were busy filling our ex-sherry casks (2 x Oloroso and 1 x Pedro Ximenez) recently with our wonderful new make spirit (more news on this very soon) as can be seen in the photo below……

……when we had a ‘personal’ display from this team….

This distilling is such fun……