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Purchase Policy

RETURNS AND REFUNDS
 
If goods are to be returned to Maidstone Distillery, they must be returned in their original packaging. You will be refunded for the goods once received back into our warehouse, minus applicable shipping costs, unless the return concerns faulty or damaged goods. Contact us at hello@themaidstonedistillery.com if you would like to return your goods back to us and we will help you to do this. Return shipping will be paid by the customer except in cases where goods are faulty, in which case they will be reimbursed to the customer.
 
If there is a problem with your order or items are faulty, please contact the us at hello@themaidstonedistillery.com.
 
If an attempted delivery is obviously damaged, you are within your rights to refuse the order, at which point it will be returned to us. If you choose to do this, please contact us at hello@themaidstonedistillery.com and we will issue either a resend of the order if every item is in stock, or a full refund, whichever is preferable.
 
Refunds will not be issued in the instance of an order being placed outside the conditions of the delivery parameters stated on the checkout page.
 
We cannot accept responsibility for delivery failure if you provide an incorrect address and postal code or incorrect contact telephone number. Please check this information when placing your order.
 
If you are returning an item to us, you will be liable to pay for the return postage.
 
CANCELLATION OF ORDERS
You may cancel an Order, within 14 days from the day on which your order is confirmed by the receipt of cleared funds for the Order by the Supplier by notifying the Supplier in writing, by emailing hello@themaidstonedistillery.com.  We will confirm your cancellation in writing;
If you cancel an Order under the above clause and you have paid for the order we will refund the order value to you, minus expenses for shipping costs already incurred. 
 
This does not affect your statutory rights.
 
CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE OF TOURS AND EXPERIENCES
* Please note, this policy does not apply to any Private Hire, Group Bookings or any other Bespoke Events. In these instances, please refer to the cancellation policy section below.
 
As stated on the booking pages for our tours and experiences, you may reschedule your experience as long as you give at least ten working days notice to us before the date of the booking. This is to allow us enough time to try and refill your places.
 
Sorry, but any bookings made within ten working days of a date are final and under normal circumstances cannot be refunded or exchanged. This is standard entertainment industry policy.
 
Inside the ten working day notice period you are welcome to cancel your tickets, but you will not be refunded for them unless the performance that you booked is confirmed as cancelled by us. We may also offer you the option to put your tickets up for resale and in the event that they are resold, you may get a partial refund.
 
You will not be able to get a refund for your tickets for any of the following reasons:
 
  • The fear of attending an Event due to any perceived fear of contracting the virus
  • Self-isolation which has not been ordered by a government department or a health service provider (we will require to see proof)
  • The Ticket Holder(s) lack of care, diligence or prudent behaviour.
  • The Ticket Holder(s) failing to observe and comply with the requirements of any law, ordinance, court or regulatory body of whatever jurisdiction.
  • Inability to gain or maintain a Visa in the country the event is scheduled to take place, howsoever caused.
  • Any fraud, misrepresentation or concealment by the Ticket Holder(s).
  • Any financial failure of or financial default by anyone.
  • Lack of or inadequate receipts or sales for the Event.
  • Variations in the rate of exchange, rate of interest or stability of any currency.
  • Non-Appearance of any Participant.
  • Failure of the Ticket Holder in the event of Bodily Injury or Sickness to consult a duly qualified medical practitioner and comply with the medical advice given thus causing a loss in whole or part under this policy.

 

CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULE OF PRIVATE HIRE, GROUP BOOKINGS & BESPOKE EVENTS

The Hirer may cancel the booking by giving Maidstone Distillery notice in writing. In such circumstances, the Hirer shall compensate Maidstone Distillery for any Loss suffered by it as a result of the cancellation. 

In the event of a cancellation, the Hirer will forfeit their deposit in all circumstances. 
 
There is no obligation on Maidstone Distillery to find a replacement booking. 
 
Maidstone Distillery will retain or charge the Hirer the following amounts in the event of cancellation by the Hirer: (less the non-refundable deposit): 
 
Between 6 – 3 weeks (inclusive) prior to the commencement of the Period of Hire 50% of the total Hire/Event Charge plus any additional costs incurred by Maidstone Distillery
Less than 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the Period of Hire 100% of the total Hire Charge plus any additional costs incurred by Maidstone Distillery
 
Any cancellation charges detailed above will be invoiced to the Hirer and must be paid within 7 calendar days. The Hirer is advised to seek cancellation insurance from a third party. 
 
The Hirer may postpone the Event with over 90 days written notice to Maidstone Distillery before the Event without penalty and the deposit payment duly transferred if the Hirer reschedules the Event for a future date no more than 90 days from the date of the original commencement of the Period of Hire. Any date beyond this will be considered a cancellation and charges as set out above will apply in full as applicable. Any further postponement of any rescheduled Event will result in full cancellation charges.
 
Deposit – 15% of event/hire fee. Balance payable 6 weeks prior to the event.
 
In the case of national or local coronavirus rules meaning the event cannot go ahead as planned (such as a lockdown) the Hirer is eligible to reschedule the event to a new date whereby restrictions will allow it to take place. The Hirer may be offered an alternative form of event, such as a virtual private event in which case this will be agreed between the Hirer and Maidstone Distillery. 
Legacy

We are reinstating the tradition of Maidstone pioneer and master distiller, George Bishop, who created quality and world-renowned spirits from our county town back in 1785. We are reclaiming our forgotten heritage to produce spirits of depth, meaning and character that we can all be proud of. He was a champion of the people and it’s time for his legacy to be tasted again.

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