About Henstone Distillery


Do you want to learn a little about Henstone Distillery? Then read on…..

The four directors enjoying a G&TLeft  to right are Alex, Chris, Alison and Shane

Henstone Distillery was established in Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom in 2017 by Chris and Alexandra Toller, and Shane and Alison Parr. Shane and Alison also run an established brewery (Stonehouse Brewery) and the distillery is based at the brewery site. We spent several years planning our venture. After receiving a grant from the RDPE we installed an impressive 1000 litre still, affectionately named Hilda. Hilda was manufactured by Kothe in Germany and supplied to us by their UK agents Ryebeck Limited
Our aim is to create the best quality products for people like us who enjoy sophisticated, classic spirits, but with that small batch twist. You can review our products on our product page by clicking here.

We believe our new branding, produced with the support of Pocket Rocket Creative in Sterling reflects this.

We’re all passionate about the high calibre spirits that we’re producing and are looking forward to utilising Hilda’s many talents to create even more fabulous drinks. 

Alison originally came up with the phrase “Hatched From The Hearts”. Apparently whilst in the shower! We believe it strongly emphasises two key aspects about us:

The Hatched part comes from the ‘Hen’ in our name

The Hearts part comes from our commitment never to compromise the cuts of our distillations. If in doubt, for whatever reason, we air on the side of caution in order to achieve the best possible end product.

The name Henstone originates from the family homes of the co-founders. Chris and Alex live in an ex-public house called “The Hen and Chickens”, whilst Shane and Alison live in “Stone House”.    

We live in a beautiful part of the world and look forward to welcoming you to it soon.  

Four founders of Henstone Distillery enjoying the sun!