First Whisky Release February 2022
In 2016 we set out to build the first full-scale craft whisky distillery in The Peak District region. In February of that year, we found our home at the former Johnson & Nephew Wire Works in Ambergate. The regeneration of the Wire Works, with a long history of innovation & making, is part of the re-birth of a site once at the heart of the community for over 120 years. Everything we’ve done in the realisation of the Distillery and the spirits we make honours the DNA of this location, it’s heritage and its people.
We spent almost 2 years on the renovation and salvage of our Edwardian era home, including the installation of our unique distillery. In April 2018 we fired up our bespoke copper stills for the first time and shortly after filled our first barrels with our Derbyshire single malt spirit. These ex-bourbon barrels from Heaven Hills Distillery (Texas) reached their first ‘whisky’ birthday in early May 2021, an exciting time for the Distillery and which also marked the month we filled our 1,000th cask.
Our core spirit is a lightly-peated single malt, smooth and fruity designed to be accessible to a wide audience, with the light peat adding background flavour complexity.
Our first whisky release of approx. 5.000 bottles will be available in store and online on 3rd February 2022.