Shakespeare Distillery launches new gin for King’s Coronation
April 10, 2023

Stratford-upon-Avon based Shakespeare Distillery has launched a new gin to coincide with the King’s Coronation this year.

The Coronation Gin crafted by the independent artisan spirit producer is inspired by the late Queen and Queen Mother’s favourite tipple of Gin and Dubonnet.

The team at Shakespeare Distillery has combined orange and currants with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, rosemary, coriander, and angelica to create a juniper-led gin that they say has a wonderful fruity and robust finish, fit for a king!

They suggest serving with Fever-tree Tonic or Fever-tree Light Indian tonic water, ice, and a slice of orange.

Shakespeare Distillery coronation gin

The Coronation gin has been launched this month ready to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May.

Simon Picken, Director at Shakespeare Distillery said “We’re delighted to launch our special Coronation Gin in time for gin fans to enjoy a tipple whilst celebrating the King’s Coronation.

“The Coronation festivities will span three whole days in May, featuring two epic processions, a religious service, and a star-studded concert at Windsor Castle. It is well known that the late Queen and Queen Mother were both fans of Dubonnet and Gin so I hope King Charles will approve of our new addition.”

The Coronation Gin is available in three bottle options and retails at £34 for a 50cl bottle, £17.50 for a 20cl bottle and £6.50 for 5cl bottle. These can be purchased online at the distillery shop or from the shop at No 1 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Shakespeare Distillery hs been successfully distilling gin for the last seven years on their own premises. The company began distilling their own brand of British Rum on site in 2021 creating a White Rum named ‘Jester’ and a Spiced Rum to add to their portfolio of premium, handcrafted products. In 2022 the company expanded its business in the town centre and opened a brand-new experiences space with a Rum School.

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