Husband and wife team, Zoe & Andy Arnold-Bennett launched Shed 1 in 2016, then moved to The Old Calf Shed in 2019 and opened a visitor bar and shop. Shed 1 is the only distillery in Cumbria offering Make Your Own Gin Experiences.
Since lockdown, the Shed has been closed but they continue to produce gin and deliver locally, as well as free, first class, postage nationally. The local hospice got in touch to ask if they could make sanitiser and so they managed to raise £6,500 and are using every penny to produce and gift sanitiser to voluntary groups, charities and third sector organisations around Cumbria. They are also in the process of launching Shed 1 Santiser which will be available online. A proportion of each sale will be donated to charity.