Set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Shropshire countryside, Henstone is Oswestry's only distillery. The brainchild of husband and wife tead Shane and Alison Parr, owners of the multi award-winning Stonehouse Brewery, this is their first venture away from beer into spirits.
While the actual ingredients remain a closely guarded secret, Henstone includes 8 different botanicals including cardamom and corriander along with the omnipresent juniper. The gin is loosely based on an old German recipe with a few tweaks from Shane to make it unique to Henstone.
Interestingly and unlike most other gins, Henstone will turn cloudy when mixed with ice. This process is known as a louche and is totally natural as the various oils separate when they become cold.