Meet an Honest Shropshire Spirit

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Hi, my name is Scott Kirkwood, owner of Kirkwood Distillery. I’ve been a fan, some would say connoisseur, of whisky, gin and other spirits for quite some time. Several years back, I was intrigued by the growing gin craze and all the new varieties being offered. But I was disappointed when I learned that most gin makers buy in their base alcohol from industrial factories rather than making their own spirit.

Local distiller, Scott Kirkwood

Local distiller, Scott Kirkwood

So, I set out to make what I call an Honest Shropshire Spirit using local ingredients and traditional distilling methods. I gained access to a supply of barley grown in Shropshire and Herefordshire, thanks to my good friends over at Hobsons Brewery. I then sought and received permission from the National Trust to forage local botanicals from the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley. The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gave me permission to forage from the Onny Meadows.

With good local ingredients and with great care and attention to detail, Kirkwood Distillery makes a truly local spirit from the abundance of this area. I make a good spirit, and an honest spirit.

Despite the current restrictions, my spirits are available from several local retailers including: Ludlow Farm Shop, Bentley’s Wine Shop and Tuffins Supermarket.  For those unable to get out, I am offering free delivery in the Ludlow area,

A well spirited line up

A well spirited line up

Like myself, many of you are probably longing for a walk in the Shropshire countryside.  My Whinberry Gin Liqueur is made with bilberries that I foraged from the Long Mynd last summer.  It’s a luscious and fruity reminder of how wonderful a Shropshire summer can be. 

I am offering a special £5 discount on each bottle of Whinberry Gin Liqueur for the month of May.  To take advantage of that offer, just email me (see below).  

To order from Kirkwood Distillery you can email, click HERE

Delivery is available further afield via Hobsons Brewery, or by UPS shipping, for more information, visit their WEBSITE


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