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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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June 21, 2021
Gold Win at The World Marmalade Awards for Shed 1 Gin!

Shed Loads of Love Gin Jelly Marmalade won GOLD at The World Marmalade Awards! We popped up to Dalemain House & Gardens in Penrith so Zoe could be presented with her GOLD award for her Shed Loads of Love Gin Jelly Marmalade. "These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial […]

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June 4, 2021
Shed 1 Gin at Downing Street!

We met the Prime Minister at Downing Street on Friday, June 29th! The event was to launch ‘Together for Our Planet’, a nationwide campaign in the run up to the UN Climate Summit in November of this year that will encourage small businesses to commit to cutting their carbon emissions. The campaign will celebrate small […]

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May 23, 2021
Afternoon Tea in The Shed is back!

We had a great day at The Shed with the return of our Afternoon G&Teas gin experience The gin experience begins with a welcome gin and a short Distillery Tour. Then you can relax in our stylish bar and enjoy our botanical-inspired Afternoon G&Tea. Taking inspiration from the botanicals we use in our gin, we've […]

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May 1, 2021
Winners! Gin Guide Awards

There's been dancing in The Shed! Andy and Zoe Arnold-Bennett of Shed 1 Distillery, Ulverston, are celebrating a double win in internationally acclaimed The Gin Guide Awards. The Gin Guide Awards is the annual and global celebration of the exceptional spirits, distilleries and distillers in the industry. In 2021 the quality and diversity of entries […]

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April 13, 2021
The Gin Guide Awards-Finalists!

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that we have made the finals in TWO categories of The Gin Guide Awards! "This means that your gin/s achieved very high judging scores to place you above the threshold to be a Finalist. With hundreds of entries from over 30 countries, it is an incredible achievement that requires consistent […]

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March 30, 2021
Lime, Ginger and Strawberry Gin - Fancy Frolic from Shed 1 Gin

Do you love Strawberry Gin? Then you will love our lime, ginger, and strawberry flavoured Fancy Frolic Gin. This gin was born from the idea of bottling all the flavours of spring and mixing it with our award winning, small batch, classically distilled craft gin. Whilst watching our Border Terrier frolicking on a wintry beach […]

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March 14, 2021
Lake District Experiences

Lake District Experiences; whatever your interests, there are so many to choose from! Lake District Experiences include walking and climbing the fells, swimming in Coniston, paddle-boarding on Windermere and Going Ape in Grizedale. Perhaps all that sounds just a bit too energetic, or maybe you're looking for something completely different? Among the many Lake District […]

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March 6, 2021
Women in The Gin Industry: International Women's Day

For International Women’s Day, Zoe has been asked to have a chat on Cumbria radio about Shed 1 Gin, awards and other gin stuff. The researcher asked if there are many women in the Gin Industry and we're happy to say that some of the most respected names in our profession are women and that […]

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February 28, 2021
How did Shed 1 Gin do at The World Gin Awards?

We're extremely happy with the results from The World Gin Awards! It wasn't the most glamourous of events. Instead of a black tie affair in some prestigious London location...We were in the garden watching on our phone's while they livestreamed via Facebook! However, wherever we may have been the results would have been the same. […]

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February 23, 2021
When will The Shed reopen for Gin? COVID Reopening Update-Spring 2021

SHED 1 RE-OPENING UPDATE So, Monday, 22nd of February the Prime Minister set out plans for opening up the county again. Due to COVID our doors have mostly been closed for almost a year. However, in that time we've gifted over 5,500 bottles of sanitiser to individuals and groups around Cumbria (money raised via crowdfunding), […]

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February 4, 2021
What is the perfect Valentine Cocktail?

We love collaborating with other small businesses and when it comes to cocktails there is only one person we go to. So, to create the perfect Valentine's Cocktail we asked Tom at Kindred Spirit Cocktails for help. For our Grand Opening of The Old Calf Shed, in 2019, Tom produced a delicious Festive Tipple Breakfast […]

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January 27, 2021
What are you treating your Valentine to?

Cake makers Ginger Bakers has launched a new addition to their seasonal cake range made in collaboration with local gin distillery Shed 1, based in Ulverston. Ginger Baker’s resident cupids have hand-baked a show-stopping Valentine’s cake to share the love this year. "This stunning pistachio sponge with its delicate hint of rose, is covered with a […]

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January 7, 2021
Relaunch of Shed Loads of Love Gin, with Bling!

We have relaunched  our limited edition Shed Loads of Love Gin with the addition of 24k Gold, Silver and Champagne Leaf (50cl bottles only). It doesn’t detract from the award-winning taste, but we hope it does add a smile! Shed Loads of Love comes in 10cl and 50cl bottles and is also available 3x10cl Gift […]

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