Distillery, Stockport Gin, has announced plans to move into a new distillery in the town centre.
Stockport Gin, run by husband and wife Paul and Cheryl Sharrocks, have announced the will move production from their home distillery to a new, larger location in the town centre.
Launched in March 2019, the move to new facilities marks the next step in the couple’s business. Cheryl Sharrocks said:
Since we launched, we have always worked from our modest garage at home but it is safe to say we have very much outgrown this now! We’ve been looking for larger premises for some time now and with the plans we have, a location in the town centre suits us perfectly.”
It is planned that alongside the distilling operations, there will also be a retail outlet where people can visit to try the popular range of gins and buy them as well as a whole range of other products from local producers. They will then be opening the doors for people to find out exactly what goes on in the distillery by offering tours and hosting events such as taster nights and meet the makers. Paul Sharrocks added,
We have known for some time that we need to move to larger premises if we are to continue to grow the business, but we also want to create a place for people to come to and see exactly what we do and how we do it. Stockport Town Centre is the perfect location for us to be able to do this and we hope to create a distillery that we can not only work from but that will draw people to the town from further afield.”
Work will begin soon on the new distillery and the couple hope to be fully operational from early summer 2021.