Hensol Castle Gin Distillery Visitor Experience

Hensol Castle Distillery is South Wales’ first full scale gin distillery, visitor experience, gin school and bottling plant, located in the cellars of the 17th century Hensol Castle. The distillery gin tour is a truly distinctive visitor experience combining the history of Hensol Castle, education of the gin tour and the modern vibes and fun nature of the gin school. 

Video: Hensol Castle Distillery

Morgans Consult were brought in at the early stages to pitch our ideas for the new visitor experience at the newly opened Hensol Castle Distillery. We were delighted to have been given the opportunity and found ourselves quickly thrilled by just how excited the award-winning business was with our design proposals.

Photo: Hensol Castle Distillery

The Hensol Castle Distillery won plaudits as soon as it had opened its doors to the public for the very first time, with industry experts recognising the gin and spirits distillery located just outside Cardiff, South Wales, as a ‘beacon of best practice’ – a sought-after accreditation awarded by SALSA, food and beverage safety experts.

The opening wasn’t without its troubles – the gin distillery had to delay the start of its public tours and gin making experience due to the covid pandemic. Rather than sit on their hands and wait, the distillery made fantastic use of their facilities and skills to instead spend that time producing hand sanitiser to help meet the national shortage that country was faced with back in 2020.

Here at Morgans Consult we did something similar, as we diverted our operations to the production of virus safety signage and equipment for the workplace.

Photo: Hensol Castle Distillery

Full Concept Design & Implementation

We at Morgans Consult are proud to have had such an important say in the full concept design and implementation of the distilleries business branding and large sign displays that are on view throughout the visitor experience located within the iconic venue.

Hensol Castle design proposal

Our dedicated team of expert in-house graphic designers and manufacturers spent many months creating bespoke graphics and creative displays to engage & educate in the world of gin distilling. All the displays, branding & signage were then installed by our fully qualified installation staff.

The brand and signage elements that we provided included:

  • Full design concept from proposal through to production
  • Branding signage – including all polished copper logos and feature brick wall
  • Bespoke wall graphics providing a creative range of educational information
  • History of gin feature wall with polished copper 3d detail
  • Bespoke botanicals display
  • Various visual graphics throughout the gin school
  • Bar area branding, neon lettering & Welsh slate signs
  • Internal and external wayfinding signs and graphics

Visual Sign Displays That Educate   

The informative visual displays are at the heart of the visitor experience, gin school and bottling plant that the Hensol Castle Distillery offers to all gin-lovers and keen historians.

Photo: Hensol Castle Distillery

The signs that we designed, created, and installed not only provide information about the origins of gin and the wonders of the botanicals that are used within the distilling process, but also about the charming history of Hensol Castle and its fascinating line of occupiers.

Alex Jarvis, Design Manager at Morgans Consult, said:

“It was an absolute pleasure having the opportunity to work with Hensol Castle Distillery helping them bring the visitor experience to life. We believe the venue serves as a fantastic and fun experience for their customers, and hope that visitors can take away plenty of interesting and educative information from the visual displays.”

Alex Jarvis – Design Manager, Morgans Consult

Be sure to check out the wide range of branding and signage projects we have undertaken over the years.

Are you a new business looking to roll out branding and signage across the company? Perhaps you’re an existing business searching for a complete overhaul and update of your current signage? Whatever your requirements, here at Morgans Consult we have the experience and expertise to meet your requirements. Get in touch to learn more about our services and how we can help by calling 02920 672828, emailing info@morgansconsult.com or by simply completing our online contact form.

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