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News and Blog

May 22, 2020
Online Gin Chat and Cocktails

We loved showing off the distillery on The Gin Guide's live Instagram feed, last week. Lots of positive feedback. Thank you to all of you for watching and commenting. Since then, we've been chatting to our friend and fellow Ulverston business owner, Tom Kindred Spirits Cocktails, and we've come up with a plan! Tom created […]

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May 15, 2020
Would you like a virtual Gin Distillery?

Hello, All. Hope you're well and staying safe. Before lock down we had regular Gin Tours at our distillery and we have been missing them. So, we hope you'll join us and Paul, spirits write and creator of the The Gin Guide on a live stream, split screen, Instagram feed! We've tidied up the distillery, […]

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May 4, 2020
May Update: Wind Power Helps Make Sanitiser and Other News From The Shed

Hello Everyone! We are very grateful to HIGH WINDS COMMUNITY ENERGY for this generous donation. It means we can continue to produce sanitiser without having to ask you, the lovely public, for more donations. We are also pleased to say that having plugged some gaps for council departments it looks like PPE is now getting […]

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April 21, 2020
The results are in...Global Gin Guide Awards: Small Producer Environmental Sustainability Winner!

We are so chuffed! Shed 1 Gin Distillery were the winner of the global Gin Guide Awards Small Producer Environmental Sustainability business category! "Awarded to the small producer that has most successfully shown widespread and ongoing commitment to achieving their environmental sustainability objectives across multiple initiatives, with innovative solutions, proven impact and a culture of […]

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April 15, 2020
April Update2: Gin Guide Awards Finalist!

Hello, All! This week we became finalists in the Gin Guide Awards with Cuckold's Revenge Gin, and our Environmental Sustainability credentials! Did you know that Cuckold's Revenge was the first gin we created and it has proved a winner, gaining a Great Taste Award and Highly Commended in the Gin Crafdi Awards. It is also […]

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April 4, 2020
April Update: The Shed & Sanitiser

Morning Everyone! How are you all today? Here's a bit of a long update so you might need a brew or other libation! There will also be quite a few exclamation marks. Apologies, as we don't like to overuse them, but there's been so much !ing things that have happened! We've had a few conversations […]

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March 27, 2020
From Gin to Gel: Shed 1 Gin Distillery Turns It Hand To Sanitiser

Hello Everyone. Well, it took a bit of time but HMRC have given permission and we've managed to source the materials needed to make some hand sanatiser. Our priorities are the local hospice, St Mary's, and other vulnerable groups in our area. Also, we know there are volunteers helping those in the community who are also […]

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March 20, 2020
March Update, Covid-19 & Hand Sanitiser

UPDATE: 24/03/2020 Hello Everyone, We hope that you are well and coping with this difficult situation we all find ourselves in. It is a worrying time for many people and we just wanted to check in with you and let you know what's happening at the Shed. We'll be continuing to produce our Gin and […]

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February 22, 2020
What are the Cumbria Life Awards?

What an exciting week we've had! Lots of Afternoon G&Teas, a Gin Tour and Tasting, the first private party in the Shed, and a Make Your Own Gin Workshop. Next week we'll be back creating more gin so we can restock our shelves and our stockists. Chilli Fest has proved very popular, lately. And then, […]

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February 11, 2020
What does Valentine's Day mean to you?

Well, January came and went and now Valentine's Day is upon us. In 2017, we created a gin called Shed Loads of Love. Our idea was to combine floral and fruit with a hint of chilli to create a sumptuous celebration of love! In 2018 we entered it in the Great Taste Awards and we […]

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January 15, 2020
The Beginning of the Calf Shed. A New Chapter for Shed 1

October 23rd, 2019 Well, we did it! Visitor area is finished and ready for visitors. The Calf Shed Distillery is almost there. We'll be welcoming visitors for limited opening hours between now and the end of the year. Starting in 2020, you'll be able to enjoy Afternoon G&Teas, Make Your Own Gin (Bathtub and Distilled) […]

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December 24, 2019
Merry Ginmas!

What a year it's been! We achieved FIVE more Great Taste Awards (bringing our total to SEVEN), TWO Highly Commended at the Craft Distilling Expo Gin of the Year and were awarded "GOING PLACES" (One to Watch) at the Cumbria Family Business Awards.  Shed 1 also found a new home at THE OLD CALF SHED, […]

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December 2, 2019
What does Green Business mean?

We're very pleased to be Green Small Business certified. But what does it mean?   Well, we have written an Environmental Policy Mission Statement (you can read it here) 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 […]

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November 26, 2019
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 […]

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November 13, 2019
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 […]

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