Distillery to relocate following entrepreneur’s investment

Shropshire’s Henstone Distillery has announced that entrepreneur Mike Harris has acquired 50% ownership of the company.

As part of the new deal, Henstone Distillery will also be moving to a new location, with more details to follow soon.

Having been named the UK’s Distillery of the Year for 2023, Henstone Distillery’s Rosé Gin was awarded ‘Best in Britain’ earlier this year, whilst the brand secured a clean-sweep of awards for their London Dry, Navy, and Rosé gins at this years Gin Guide Awards.

All products currently produced by Henstone Distillery, including its gin, whisky, vodka, brandy, and rum, will continue to be produced and will still be available through existing outlets.

Chris Toller, co-founder of Henstone Distillery, said: “We have seen enormous growth since establishing Henstone back in 2017. Having outgrown our current site, this deal will provide us with a new space that will help us achieve our expansion goals and continue to produce products of the highest standard.”

Harris, founder of Ubuntu Business Holdings and chairman at The New Saints FC, said: “I’m excited to play a role in the future of Henstone Distillery. After buying my first bottle of Navy Gin at the 2021 Sweeney Gin Festival, I have watched with interest as the company continues to grow on a national scale. Now, I’m looking forward to helping the brand achieve its growth ambitions as we move into a particularly exciting time for Henstone Distillery.”

Oswestry-based Ubuntu Holdings Ltd is owned by Harris, operating as an investment vehicle for a variety of local businesses including NetPMD, SiFi Networks, and The New Saints Football Club.

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