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News and Blog

July 12, 2022
Cumbria's Experience of the Year

We only went and won Cumbria's Experience of the Year! The Mystery Shopper looked at every aspect of our small business and wrote a lengthy, and very useful, report. Their conclusion was... "...All in all the experience was excellent. It was well curated but informal in style. It felt intimate and relaxed. It was fun […]

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May 4, 2022
Shed 1 Gin Awards

We are so pleased to announce that Shed 1 Distillery is a winner of The Gin Guide's Environmental Sustainability Award, for the THIRD year. As a small (micro!) business, we are well aware of the obstacles companies like us face regarding environmental issues. To be recognised for our efforts not only feels good, but also […]

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April 13, 2022
Can you help us win?

We're very excited to be finalists in The North West Family Business of the Year in not one, but TWO categories! The North West Family Business Awards champion family businesses across the North West, recognising their achievements and celebrating their successes in style! 1. Finalist in Food & Drinks Producer  The North West is home […]

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March 12, 2022
From Neglected Old Calf Shed to Icons of Gin, Best Visitor Attraction 2022

At the beginning of 2019 we got the keys to The Old Calf Shed on Ulverston's Auction Mart. So started the renovation that repotted us from our Garden Shed and included opening a visitor attraction in October 2019. What an adventure, and there were most definitely some tears along the way. We both remember wondering […]

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March 1, 2022
World Icons of Gin Visitor Attraction of the Year: Winner!

What incredible news to be winner of Visitor Attraction of the Year in the World Icons of Gin Awards! Our Visitor Attraction and Gin experiences were launched in January 2020 and then we had to close in the March due to the pandemic. Undeterred we went online with Gin Tastings and we created a Make […]

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January 31, 2022
Valentine Gin

Looking for the perfect Valentine Gin gift for the gin lover in your life? Look no further! Shed Loads of Love Our award-winning Shed Loads of Love is a heady mix of rose petals, lavender and strawberry with a hint of chilli for added warmth. To top it off, we've also included 24ct gold leaf, […]

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January 15, 2022
Chuckleberry Gin

Chuckleberry Gin is our latest creation and will be the first of a range of bathtub (compounded, not distilled) gins. Made with Chuckleberries, they are a real thing!, a hybrid berry incorporating a gooseberry, redcurrant and jostaberry (which is a mix of gooseberry and blackcurrant). It has a unique tart sweetness which we’ve complemented with […]

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December 28, 2021
Eco-friendly Alcohol Producers

Event was just the tonic for climate conscious businesses in the South Lakes   Small businesses across the South Lakes came together to raise money for, and awareness of, climate change in Cumbria at a charity evening in Ulverston on October 7th. Eco-friendly alcohol producers, Shed 1 Gin in Ulverston hosted the fundraising and networking […]

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December 13, 2021
Shed 1 Charity Donations

Shed 1 Charity Donations: Thank you to all who have bought our Marmalade over the last 12 months. Part of every sale goes into our Marmalade Fund and is then donated to our charity partners: Furness Homeless Support Group & Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS). We've been able to donate £1,300 to FHSG and £1,280 […]

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December 6, 2021
Christmas Orders

We've been checking delivery information and it looks like the earlier you can get your orders in, the more chance you will have to receive before Christmas. We would suggest you consider using the first class option, and if you are local, you can collect up to Christmas Eve from The Shed. Here is the […]

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November 8, 2021
Gluten-free Afternoon Tea

Well, we've tweaked and experimented and tasted and tweaked and we've created our Gluten-free Afternoon Tea! From scones, to shortbread, to brownies and tarts, we create our treats incorporating botanicals you'll find in our award-winning gins. And now they're Gluten-free Afternoon Tea, even more of you can enjoy them! We also have gluten-free bread available […]

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October 25, 2021
Birthday Gin Giveaway!

UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Natalie in Tyne and Wear, your hamper is on its way! Okay people, where did the time go? Shed 1 Gin is FIVE years old AND The Old Calf Shed has been our home for TWO years. Seems like a very good excuse to celebrate with some GIN […]

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October 16, 2021
Festive Bramble Gin Elixir Is Back!

This season's Festive Bramble Gin Elixir, the perfect gin gift, is back! With the nights drawing in, this is the ultimate winter tipple with notes of spiced fruit crumble and figgy pudding. If you're looking for a gin gift for the gin lover in your life, this could just be it. Festive Bramble Gin Elixir […]

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August 18, 2021
Where is the Best Afternoon Tea in Cumbria?

It's a good question, so where is the Best Afternoon Tea in Cumbria? We're lucky to have so many fabulous cafes, hotels and restaurants creating some of the Best Afternoon Tea in Cumbria and each one is special. Here at The Shed, we've created our own making use of the botanicals found in our gins. […]

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July 12, 2021
Covid & Face Masks At The Shed

COVID UPDATE & FACE MASKS AFTER JULY 19TH. We have been following the COVID update from the government and the advice from the medical experts and have made a decision about Face Masks at The Shed after the changes in regulations from July 19th. England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir […]

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