Shropshire Gins & Distilleries in Shropshire
On This Page: Shropshire Gin and Distillery directory, reviews and tasting notes, distillery tours and gin schools in Shropshire, interviews with Shropshire distillers, and behind-the-scenes videos with Henstone Distillery and Shropshire Hills Distillery.
Shropshire, located in the West Midlands and bordering Wales, is historically known as the birthplace of industry and is home to the world's first iron bridge which can be seen across the River Severn. In recent decades Shropshire has become home to a large number of breweries, and despite having no history of distilling it has seen a small number of impressive distilleries being established since 2018, including Henstone Distillery which acheived the global accolade of being named as 'Distillery of the Year' in The Gin Guide Awards in both 2020 and 2023.
Shropshire Gin Reviews - A to Z
Launched in 2018 and based in Oswestry with a shared focus on whisky production, the Henstone Gin range includes their Navy Strength Gin, aged Rosé Gin, and their London Dry Gin. In 2023 they became the first distillery to win the 'Distillery of the Year' Award in The Gin Guide Awards twice, after first winning in 2020.
Launched in 2018 by Shaun Ward, the diverse Ludlow Gin range includes their original Ludlow Dry Gin and Navy Strength Gin through to their Earl Grey Gin and Triple Citrus & Pomegranate Gin. In 2023 they opened their new distillery at Ludlow Farm Shop, offering Tours and Gin School experiences.
The Shropshire Distillery Gin
Launched in 2018 by husband and wife, Gareth & Emma Glynn, and based at in Ellesmere Gin, The Shropshire Distillery range includes their Dry Gin, Spiced Gin, Navy Strength Gin, Cherry & Pink Peppercorn Gin, and Grapefruit & Hop Gin.
Wrekin Spirit Gin
Distillery Tours & Gin Schools in Shropshire
Several of the wonderful distilleries in Shropshire are open to visitors for tours, tastings or gin making experiences, which make for the ideal experience for gin lovers living in or visiting Shropshire.
- 1. Henstone Distillery (Oswestry) - Tours & Tastings
- 2. Ludlow Distillery (Bromfield) - Tours & Gin School
- 3. The Shropshire Distillery (Ellesmere) - Tours & Gin School
- 4. Wrekin Spirit Distillery (Near Telford) - Tours & Gin School
Shropshire Gin Bars & Shops
As well as visiting the distilleries above, if you're looking for a gin cocktail or to pick up a range of local gins, our friends from Shropshire's distilleries have recommended the following options:
Meet the Makers
Get to know some of Shropshire's finest gin creators and distillers in our 'Meet the Maker' interviews. Find out what inspired them and how they created and launched their gin, how it's made, what botanicals are used, what you can experience if you visit their distilleries, how best to serve their gins, and what they have planned for the future: