HENSTONE DISTILLERY RECEIVES INVESTMENT IN LINE WITH AMBITIOUS GROWTH PLANS
Henstone Distillery is delighted to share news of investment from renowned entrepreneur, Mike Harris, who has acquired 50% ownership of the company in line with the brand’s ambitious growth plans.
As part of the new deal, Henstone Distillery will also be moving to an exciting new location, with more details to follow in due course.
Having been named the UK’s Distillery of the Year for 2023, Henstone Distillery’s Rosé Gin was awarded ‘Best in Britain’ earlier this year, whilst the brand secured a clean-sweep of awards for their London Dry, Navy, and Rosé gins at this years Gin Guide Awards.
All products currently produced by Henstone Distillery, including their multi-award-winning gin, whisky, vodka, brandy, and rum will continue to be produced and will still be available through existing outlets. Further, all collaborations, including white-label and joint-branded products, will also continue to be produced.
Speaking on his excitement at getting the deal over the line, Chris Toller, Co-Founder of Henstone Distillery, said:
“We have seen enormous growth since establishing Henstone back in 2017. Having outgrown our current site, this deal will provide us with a new space that will help us achieve our expansion goals and continue to produce products of the highest standard.”
Mike Harris, Founder of Ubuntu Business Holdings Ltd and Chairman at The New Saints FC, said:
“I’m excited to play a role in the future of Henstone Distillery. After buying my first bottle of Navy Gin at the 2021 Sweeney Gin Festival, I have watched with interest as the company continues to grow on a national scale. Now, I’m looking forward to helping the brand achieve its growth ambitions as we move into a particularly exciting time for Henstone Distillery”.
We’re a totally independent English distillery producing Whisky, Gin, Vodka, Rum, a ‘bourbon equivalent’ which we call Old Dog Corn Liquor, and a ‘calvados equivalent’ which we call Nonpareil. Based in Oswestry, Shropshire – a beautiful part of the world. Click the buttons below to go straight to the pages you’re interested in.
We live in such a beautiful part of the world!
Our tour visitors are now coming from far and wide and all are taken in by the environment in which we live. The unspoilt Shropshire country is absolutely beautiful as this early morning misty photograph shows. Photo credit goes to one of our Directors, Alex.
We got a clean sweep at The Gin Guide Awards 2023!!
We entered our London Dry, Navy and Rosé Gins into The Gin Guide Awards this year. ALL THREE WON!! On top of that or Rosé Gin was voted Best in Britain and then on top of that we have won Distillery of the Year 2023. To say we’re pleased is an understatement!!
If you’d like to see all of this years winners click the button below.
Brand new for Spring 2023!!
We are very pleased and proud to introduce the latest product to our portfolio. Our Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Gin was released on the 6th of April 2023 and is going down a storm!
This is how Darren at the Gindifferent Bar in Shrewsbury Market described it in a Facebook post. “The folks at Henstone Distillery have done it again with a new iteration of their award winning gin.
They take their fantastic Henstone Dry and then macerate strawberries and pink peppercorn for a few days imparting all of the delicious flavour of both. The Gin has heavy strawberry on the nose with the subtle berry flavour coming through. This is balanced and accentuated by the pink peppercorn which adds a little kick and change in sweetness profile on the finish. Full of flavour and not overly sweet it’s another triumph from over Oswestry way. We can’t wait to see what they do next.
We will be serving this simply with a Mediterranean tonic and strawberry allowing the Gin to do the talking” Thank you Darren!!
Our Golden Rum won the “Rum: Local Heroes: UK Based Production”
Following the release of our Golden Rum in late 2022 we were so chuffed to find out it won the “Rum: Local Heroes: UK Based Production” category of the People’s Choice Drinks Awards!! Here is a photo of the product with the award medal.
You can view our win together with all the other spirits categories on the People’s Choice Drinks Awards website by clicking the button below.
Henstone Distillery Whisky wins GOLD!!
We are really pleased to announce that our Single Malt English Whisky was awarded a Gold Medal in the Global Whisky Masters 2022 hosted by The Spirits Business!
Did you know that each of our whisky releases is from a SINGLE CASK!! You can read all the details of each release by clicking the button below:
San Francisco Double Gold for Henstone Distillery!!
So chuffed that our London Dry Gin won Double Gold and Best of Class at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards. The competition is regarded as one of the most influential in the spirits calendar and was a significant win for us!!
We like to receive feedback – good or bad. A customer recently bought a bottle of our London Dry Gin for a friend for Christmas but unfortunately it didn’t arrive. After resolving the issue with the customer we received the following “Thanks so much for sorting this out – you’ve been so helpful and I’m grateful and will continue to drink your gin as it’s my absolute favourite!“. When asked if it was ok for us to post the feedback the customer said “Absolutely, that’s perfectly fine! I wouldn’t drink any other gin!“.
Chosen Charity 2023
We have chosen to keep The Movement Centre as our charity for 2023
In the early years we did not have a specific charity we were supporting. Since 2022, however, we have chosen The Movement Centre. The Movement Centre is a UK charity and specialist treatment centre dedicated to supporting children and their families living with movement disabilities.
To raise funds we released a range of Platinum Jubilee Edition spirits in 2022, took donations during tasting events, and co-sponsored their annual golf day amongst other things. We are still developing our support plans for 2023 but one thing is for sure – you’ll see a Henstone Distillery Golf Team at the annual golf day!! Click the logo to head over to The Movement Centre site.
The English Whisky Guild
We’re a member of the English Whisky Guild – click the logo to head over to their site