Welcome to Shed 1 Gin! Established in a garden shed in October, 2016, in the market town of Ulverston, on the outskirts of the English Lake District. We’re husband and wife team, Andy & Zoe Arnold-Bennett who produce award winning, small batch, big flavour gins. We’re Cumbria’s, and possibly England’s, smallest gin distillery!
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 2019 we won a Cumbria Family Business Award.
The world of gin is a wonderful place, inhabited by lovely people with fine spirits. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?
Having travelled the world and sampled the wonderful and weird that it has to offer, there’s nothing that quenches the thirst like a good gin and tonic.
However, to make your own. To mix the botanicals to produce your own signature flavour. To use the magic of alchemy to create gin nectar from natural ingredients. What a thrill!
In the meantime, we have some great news! Later this year we’ll be moving to a bigger shed and that means we’ll have space for a visitor center. We’d love to show you around if you are in our town visiting! There will be gin tastings, gin afternoon teas and you’ll even be able to enjoy making your own gin!