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Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
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Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
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Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery based in a shed on the outskirts of the Lake District.
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We’ve moved to The Old Calf Shed, just a stone’s throw from our original Garden Shed! Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12-7pm. Come and enjoy a G&T in our stylish Visitor Space/Bar/Shop. Find out about our exciting plans for 2020 including Make Your Own Gin, the first in Cumbria! Bookings now being taken. Read more about the New Shed.

Latest News: What does Green Business mean?

“Smooth enough to be sipped, bold enough to be mixed.”

We’ve moved to The Old Calf Shed, just a stone’s throw from our original Garden Shed! Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12-7pm. Come and enjoy a G&T in our stylish Visitor Space/Bar/Shop. Find out about our exciting plans for 2020 including Make Your Own Gin, the first in Cumbria! Bookings now being taken. Read more about the New Shed.

Latest News: What does Green Business mean?

“Smooth enough to be sipped, bold enough to be mixed.”

ABOUT US & OUR GINS

Launched in October 2016 by husband and wife team Andy & Zoe Arnold-Bennett in the market town of Ulverston, Cumbria. Shed 1 Distillery produces small batch (36, 50cl, bottles per run), classically distilled with a contemporary-style, award-winning, craft gin.

“Smooth enough to be sipped, bold enough to be mixed.” Just 10 months after we launched, in August 2017, we received a Great Taste 2-star (Outstanding) Award for Cuckold’s Revenge. Shed Loads of Love was awarded a 1-star (Simply Delicious) Great Taste in 2018. In 2018 we were a finalist in the Cumbria Life’s Best Drinks Producer category and in 2019 we were awarded “Going Places” (One to Watch) by Cumbria Family Business. Also, Cuckold’s Revenge is included in the latest edition of “101 Gins To Try Before You Die”. This year, 2019, we are chuffed to bits to announce that we received another 5 Great Taste Awards!

ABOUT US & OUR GINS

Launched in October 2016 by husband and wife team Andy & Zoe Arnold-Bennett in the market town of Ulverston, Cumbria. Shed 1 Distillery produces small batch (36, 50cl, bottles per run), classically distilled with a contemporary-style, award-winning, craft gin.

“Smooth enough to be sipped, bold enough to be mixed.” Just 10 months after we launched, in August 2017, we received a Great Taste 2-star (Outstanding) Award for Cuckold’s Revenge. Shed Loads of Love was awarded a 1-star (Simply Delicious) Great Taste in 2018. In 2018 we were a finalist in the Cumbria Life’s Best Drinks Producer category and in 2019 we were awarded “Going Places” (One to Watch) by Cumbria Family Business. Also, Cuckold’s Revenge is included in the latest edition of “101 Gins To Try Before You Die”. This year, 2019, we are chuffed to bits to announce that we received another 5 Great Taste Awards!

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What does Green Business mean?

We’re very pleased to announce that we are now Green Small Business certified. But what does it mean?

Well, we have written an Environmental Policy Mission Statement which states that:

We endeavour to:

  • Incorporate environmental considerations into our business decisions.
  • Continually improve and monitor our own environmental performance.
  • Promote environmental awareness among our customers and suppliers.

All very well in theory but what about in practice?

All our packaging is recycled/recyclable/compostable. We also have a Bottle Return Scheme. Bring back your used Shed 1 bottles and we’ll give you 20p for big bottles and 10p small ones. We’ll also donate the same amount to charity via our Marmalade Fund.


Although a lot of our ingredients have a high carbon footprint (cinnamon doesn’t grow in Cumbria!) wherever we can, we source locally grown ingredients. For example, blackberries are foraged, apples are Heritage Apples grown in Ulverston, blackcurrants are grown down the road in Levens, chillies are produced by our friend in Carnforth.

 

 

 

We’re setting up the new distillery so we can recycle the cooling water (through a closed cooling system; therefore a minimum of water loss) used in the distilling process.
The printing companies we use are environmentally aware from being FSC certified to using 80% recycled material.
Kitchen paper and loo paper are made from bamboo by Who Gives A Crap, a brilliant company whose products are environmentally-friendly and who give 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those 2.3billion people who don’t have safe access to one.
Ecover & Method are our cleaning products of choice, and we’ve employed a waste disposal company in order to be have our waste recycled whenever possible.

 

We have also twinned the Shed loo with a latrine in Tanzania thanks to the Toilet Twinning initiative in association with Tear Fund.

 

 

 

 

We have joined the Recorked scheme and anyone can bring us their used corks and we’ll send them all off to be recycled.

 

 

 

The list goes on and we’re continuing to improve our environmental performance where possible and we are already researching options in order to make this happen. For example, in 2020, once the distillery is all set up at the Old Calf Shed, customers will be able to bring back their empty bottles of Shed 1 Gin and have them refilled.

Watch this space!

 

 

When is Black Friday and Small Business Saturday?

This Friday is known as Black Friday by many.   However, we also find out it’s National Flossing Day, so we’re going with that, instead! On Friday and Saturday (29th & 30th, November) we’ll be having an online sale and also in the Shed. Check out our gins, liqueurs and hampers and treat yourself, or… Continue Reading

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Find our stall on Brogden Street or visit our New Shed: The Old Calf Shed, North Lonsdale Road, LA12 9AU. The shed will be open from 12-7pm on Saturday 23rd and from 12-4pm om Sunday 24th. Thousands flock to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era. Ulverston puts on… Continue Reading

Looking for Festive Gin Hampers?

T’is the season to be ginny!  So, to that end we’ve created three Festive Gin Hampers. Filled with Shed 1 Ginny Delights, all are available via Click & Collect from our Shed in Ulverston.  Can’t get to the Shed? We’ve got Festive Tipple Gin and Full Strength Traditional Gin Elixir ready to post out to… Continue Reading

For our opening Tom, from Kindred Spirit Cocktails (another Ulverston business) created a Shed 1 Festive Tipple Breakfast Martini. It went down very well! Shed 1 Festive Tipple Breakfast Martini 50ml Shed 1 Festive Tipple Gin 15ml Cointreau Triple Sec 15ml Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon of Marmalade. Tom used our Cuckold’s Revenge Jelly Gin Marmalade… Continue Reading

Today is Apple Day!

                                                                            Happy Apple Day! Today, October 21st, is Apple Day and it’s also 2 days (23rd October) before… Continue Reading

Nowadays, gin comes in many shapes and forms. As you probably know, in order for a spirit to be called “gin” it needs to be at 37.5%abv and the main botanical has to be juniper. We describe our gins as “classically distilled, with a contemporary-style“. The taste is bolder than some others and can still… Continue Reading

Fun Palace at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

THE BREWERY HOSTS ITS VERY 1ST FUN PALACE IN KENDAL THE BIRTHPLACE OF JOAN LITTLEWOOD’S WORLD FAMOUS THEATRE WORKSHOP Sunday 6th October, 11am to 3pm – FREE EVENT The Brewery’s 1st FUN PALACE on Sunday 6th October from 11am to 3pm celebrates the unique skills and passions of local people – run by, for and… Continue Reading

What is Small Business Saturday?

    Shed 1 Distillery is one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’, a selection of small businesses drawn from every corner of the UK that reflect the vibrancy of the UK’s 5.6 million small businesses. In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday (December 7th) , the campaign will spotlight each of… Continue Reading

Chilli Fest: Holker Hall

Holker’s Chilli Fest returns for 2019! A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, catering featuring cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky gifts. With entertainment, cookery demonstrations and the much anticipated chilli eating competition, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Open… Continue Reading

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