SHAKESPEARE Distillery is celebrating after scooping two top awards despite a very challenging year which has seen the business go from strength to strength.
The Stratford-based independent artisan spirit producer has been awarded the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2021 and a silver medal in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2021 for its Jester White Rum which was the joint highest placed British made unaged white rum.
Shakespeare Distillery launched their Jester White Rum in April followed closely by their Jester Spiced Rum in June.
Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel website, pulls together all the reviews and ratings that travellers share from across the globe each year and uses that information to spotlight the best. .
The experiences at the multi-award-winning visitor centre are now running at normal capacity and these include Distillery Tours, Gin Schools, Cocktail Masterclasses and River Avon Gin Cruises.
The distillery has also recently released two distillery specials – Limoncello and Orangecello.
And the distillery opened a new shop at the height of the pandemic last year – one of a handful of independent retailers opening in Stratford town centre during the difficult time.
Shakespeare Distillery director Peter Monks said: “Our growing team are absolutely delighted to have won these two awards and have something to celebrate.
“We are immensely proud of the positive feedback that we have received and would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to leave a review on Tripadvisor. “Winning silver in the IWSC is testament to our brilliant team who work incredibly hard in producing a high quality, locally made Rum.
“As one of the few producers making rum completely from scratch, considerable time, effort, and passion has been invested in the creation of Jester White Rum and this recognition is testament to that.”
Shakespeare Distillery is no stranger to winning awards, last year the company won the New Tourism Business Award in the West Midlands Tourism Awards for their destination distillery experiences.
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