Cumbria’s first ‘Make Your Own Gin Experience Workshop’ is a huge hit!

Award-winning Ulverston-based Shed 1 Distillery, Ulverston have said that their first Make Your Own Distilled Gin Workshop was a resounding success.

Shed 1 Distillery was launched in Andy and Zoe Arnold-Bennett’s 7×7 foot garden shed in October, 2016. They create award-winning, classically distilled, contemporary-style gins, traditional gin liqueurs and gin marmalade. In October, 2019, they moved their operation across the road to The Old Calf Shed where they opened a Visitor Space with a bar and shop.

Zoe explained, “It was always our intention to start Make Your Own Gin workshops and then we realised that no-one else offers these experiences in Cumbria. We are very proud to live here and we felt that this would be a great way to raise the profile of the area and help to keep our vibrant, market town on the map.”

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The first amateur distillers to the shed included a couple who wanted to make a signature gin for their upcoming wedding. Andy and Zoe talked them through the different botanicals and showed them the art of mixing and matching to produce a beautifully flavoured and smooth gin. Lauren commented, “An amazing experience at Shed 1. We can’t wait to share our very own gin with our wedding guests. Thank you Andy and Zoe…Keep up the good work!”

As well as Make Your Own Distilled Gin, visitors can get involved in a Gin Tour & Tasting, Make Your Own Bath Tub Gin and a botanically-based Afternoon G&Tea.

Since Shed 1 Gin launched they have received 11 awards, including 7 Great Taste Awards. The Shed was also Green Small Business certified in December.