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News and Blog

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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December 31, 2020
2020 Gin Roundup

Happy New Year's Eve!   It's been a year and a half but we got through it and even managed to achieve. Thank you to you all for your support and kindness. Both our physical and mental health took quite a beating but although we may have been down we didn't give up and we're […]

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November 21, 2020
JOGLE Gin-Raising Money and Awareness for Myton Hospice & CALM

Introducing Shed 1 JOGLE GIN, raising funds for an almighty challenge! The Challenge The challenge will take place next July, 2021, and it’s to CYCLE FROM JOHN O’GROATS TO LAND’S END and along the way to SWIM THE LENGTH OF LONGEST LAKES IN SCOTLAND, ENGLAND AND WALES (Loch Ness, Windermere and Lake Bala) and to […]

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November 19, 2020
What are the Rural Business Awards?

CUMBRIA’S SHED 1 DISTILLERY SHORTLISTED FOR TOP RURAL AWARD We're delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Drinks Producer category at the 2020/21 Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon. The local company will battle it out against fellow rural businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the country for the chance to be […]

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November 1, 2020
Shortlisted for Maybe* Small Shop Awards

With everything going on and a second lockdown on its way, we were really pleased to get this good news! We have been shortlisted in TWO categories in the Best Small Shops 2020, sponsored by Maybe * and booost  1. Most Innovative Business During Covid-19 2. Overall Competition "The Best Small Shops competition celebrates, not […]

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October 7, 2020
Woman & Home Best Christmas Spirits for Festive Bramble Gin Elixir!

Woman and Home Magazine Taste Test... And our FESTIVE BRAMBLE GIN ELIXIR has made the cut for "Best Christmas Spirits"! That's a big CHEERS from us Full of locally foraged blackberries and locally grown (by our friend, Colin) organic Heritage Apples steeped in our specially created festively spiced gin. Traditional strength (40%abv). Perfect on its […]

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September 29, 2020
Birthday Celebration Gin Giveaway!

We're getting very excited here at the Shed because we'll be celebrating our 4th Birthday on October 18th, PLUS it will also be 1 year on October 23rd since we opened The Old Calf Shed...and what a year it's been! Honestly, it's been quite the roller coaster with the Shed closing for months, our crowdfunder […]

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September 21, 2020
Two More Great Taste Awards For The Shed!

Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2020. Out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, Shed 1 Distillery, Ulverston, Cumbria was awarded two, 1-star Great Taste awards, which means judges dubbed them foods that delivers fantastic flavour, for its Blackcurrant & Liquorice Gin Elixir-a […]

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September 7, 2020
Gin Experiences at The Shed

We reopened to social bubbles just four weeks ago and since then we've hosted Gin Tours & Tastings, Afternoon G&Teas, Make Your Bath Tub Gin Experiences and Make Your Own Distilled Gin Experiences. ?It's been brilliant having people back in the Shed! Chatting, laughing, and ginning. Just what the Shed was made for. ? Thank you […]

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August 4, 2020
What are the Great British Food Awards?

We're very pleased to announce that our Festive Bramble Gin Elixir has been shortlisted in the Great British Food Awards! What are the Awards? The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country's finest artisanal produce, as well as the hard-working people behind the scenes. Judges include Raymond Blanc OBE, Masterchef's […]

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August 2, 2020
How did the Makers Meet?

You've Met the Makers, but how did we meet? You may know that Andy's been a professional actor for 20+ years and has toured with Shakespeare's Globe & Northern Broadsides Theatre Company. You can also spy him in the odd episode of Cold Feet, Ashes to Ashes, Last of the Summer Wine, Merlin and (Zoe's favourite) as […]

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July 5, 2020
Shed 1 Distillery is reopen to visitors for Gin Experiences!

Hello, Everyone, From August 10th we are reopening and re-imagining the Shed. We've missed seeing you all and we can't wait to start welcoming you back. However, it has to be safe for all. The Shed is relatively small with no outside space and social distancing wouldn't be easy. So, this is our plan: We […]

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June 19, 2020
Would you like a Gin Refill? Don't mind if I do!

Launched by City to Sea, National Refill Day encourages us to refill our water bottles and help prevent plastic pollution with a refill bottle service. This great scheme will help to reduce waste and encourage re-using bottles we already have - also in turn reducing over production. Here at the Shed we want to help […]

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June 12, 2020
World Gin Day Facts & Gin Tin

Happy World Gin Day! June 13th is the day the world celebrates all that is Juniper. Juniper berries are the major ingredient in Gin but did you know that they aren't actually berries? They are female seed cones with a piney, citrus flavour. The word "Gin" derives from the Dutch word "jenever" (genever), meaning juniper. […]

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June 8, 2020
Make Your Own Bath Tub Gin At Home.

Before lockdown we offered Gin Experiences to visitors of the Shed. Make Your Own Distilled Gin, Afternoon G&Teas, Gin Tour and Tastings and Make Your Own Bath Tub Gin. We've been ruminating on how to bring those experiences to you. So far, we've been delivering and offering Click & Collect for our Afternoon G&Teas and […]

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