Email  or phone 01451 600 800 to book your place
Here at The Craft Drink Co. we are committed to offering you the best in terms of service, quality and experience, hence why we have introduced our 'Meet the Maker' day, exclusively arranged for you, our customers.

We hope you can join us for at least one of the many dates we have organised over the forthcoming year.

Each month, you will have the opportunity to visit 2 of our producers who have been selected on the basis of their close proximity to each other, and their considerable interest to you.

Places are limited to 25, so please do book your space promptly to avoid disappointment.

In the interest of sharing this experience as widely as possible, we would ask that our customers send only one delegate but please ask if you would like to take up more places on this day and we can note this interest and hopefully satisfy your request.

Detailed arrangements will be sent to you once we have confirmed your place.

We are hugely thankful to all our producers for putting on these days for us and hope you enjoy! 
Early June
The Cotswolds Distillery welcome you to a tour and tasting at their award-winning distillery at Stourton. You’ll be greeted at their recently opened Visitor Centre from where they will introduce you to their brand, ethos and range of spirits, before a full tour of their whisky and gin distillery during which you’ll learn and come to appreciate their approach to distilling their Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky and Cotswolds Dry Gin amongst their other spirits. You’ll have an opportunity to try their complete range including their new Cotswolds Gin with Ginger.

You will be hosted by Kevin Fowler, Head of Sales and various production colleagues in the distillery, and representatives from The Craft Drink Co.

A light lunch will be provided before guests head off to …
Hook Norton Brewery was founded in 1849 and is one of the most impressive Victorian brewhouses remaining in the UK. You’ll be greeted in their Malthouse Kitchen and Visitor Centre for an introduction to Hook Norton and its history and range of ales, before a full tour of its historic gravity brewhouse where you’ll see first-hand, how they brew their ales. You’ll have an opportunity to try many (if not all!) of their ales and see their own retailing centre for inspiration and ideas.

You will be hosted by Steve Benton, off trade sales agent, and the Hook Norton Brewery team, and representatives from The Craft Drink Co.

We would anticipate finishing the day and departing around 4.30pm

Cotswold Distillery (morning)
Hook Norton (afternoon)
Date & Time
Tuesday 4th June 2019 
Late June
Join us for a fun and informative tour around the Shakespeare distillery in Stratford upon Avon. You will discover how gin is made, learn about its history, and experience the many different ingredients used to produce such fantastic gin. The tour will last approximately 2 hours and will be followed by a tutored tasting of at least 3 Shakespeare Distillery spirits, finishing with a Gin & Tonic.

A light lunch will be provided before guests head off to …
Purity Brewing Co. have been producing amazing beers in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside since 2005. Purity Brewing Co. are inviting you to their award-winning brewery tour to get a real insight into the foundations of the business along with the stories behind your favourite Purity Ales and Lagers. You’ll get to taste top-notch, brewery-fresh beer in the cosy tap room and take a trip around the state of the art brewery where you’ll see how Pure Quality and an Eco conscience goes into crafting every pint. There’ll be tall tales, brewing history and an opportunity to quiz your host as you explore.  The finale is an open bar with many of your favourite brews available and a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy them. 
Shakespeare (morning)
Purity (afternoon)

Date & Time
Tuesday 25th June 2019
Join us for a morning at Penrhos Distillery where Charles Turner and Richard Williams will introduce you to their new distillery and range of Penrhos gins. You will start with a guided tour of the distillery and cherry orchards to understand what makes Penrhos different to others and have the opportunity to enjoy some samples of Penrhos gin, along with their perfect pairing! Weather permitting, they hope to offer a light picnic lunch in the orchards too!
White Heron welcome you to Whittern Farms where British Cassis was born and is still made today set in the rolling fields of Herefordshire where the grow acres of blackcurrants, some of which are destined for British Cassis.
Whatever the weather, you will have the honour of walking through the Blackcurrant fields and the farm, tasting fruits at their freshest (during the summer months only) whilst drinking in the fresh air and tranquillity of beautiful north Herefordshire. You will then have the pleasure of visiting the Cassiserie where you will be taken through the steps of manufacture, enjoy a cocktail demonstration and sample the results.
Hear how founder and farmer Jo Hilditch manages a vibrant fruit farm and drinks business (amongst other pursuits) and how she battled Dragons on the road to success!
Have the opportunity to buy gifts and stock up your drinks cabinet with our deliciously versatile product
Penrhos Distillery (morning)
White Heron (afternoon)
Date & Time
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 
The team at TOAD will welcome you to their distillery, nestled inside the historic Old Depot of Oxford’s South Park, where they harness the power of curiosity to drive their pursuit of perfection .You’ll be shown the processes taken to make vodka, gin, absinthe and rye whisky, following every step of the journey from grain to bottle. This will aid in your understanding and appreciation of the extra mile to which the team go to make TOAD a true craft distillery. The tour will of course finish with an opportunity to ask questions and taste a selection of their gorgeous spirits. 
TOAD (morning)
Date & Time
Tuesday 20th August 2019
Saxby’s welcome you to Grange Farm in Northamptonshire where you will discover the history of how this great English cider brand came to fruition, along with the processes that take place to make Saxby’s such a refreshing and delicious cider. You will take a tour of the cidery and have the opportunity to sample some of their many unique varieties.
Soak up the beautiful countryside atmosphere of Falls Farm, the home of Warner’s Distillery. The team will unveil the secrets and true craftsmanship required to make each bottle of their delicious gin, beginning with the story of how Warner's started. The tour will finish with a tasting of their range of global award-winning gins.
Saxbys (morning)
Warners (afternoon)
Date & Time
Tuesday 24th September 2019
Halfpenny are pleased to introduce you to their winery, followed by an in-depth presentation  that looks at the history of the vineyard and wine making process. The tour will finish with a tasting of four wines (three still, one sparkling) from their award winning range. 
Sadler’s Brewery welcome you to sample their famous drink selection at their impressive Brewhouse & Bar. You will also have the opportunity to meet the brewer and embark on a tour around the brewery where you will see how their beer is made, whilst picking up a few interesting beer related facts along the way.
Halfpenny (morning)
Sadlers (afternoon)
Date & Time
Tuesday 22nd October
Contact Us
Email  or phone 01451 600 800 to book your place. 
Spaces are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment! 

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