Our spirits and the customer experience are at the heart of everything we do. We’re uncompromising in the research and the day-to-day that go into creating and distilling our whisky, gin and other spirits. We’ve built a team and a distillery with a focus on the craft of the distiller, doing things in small batches by hand, feel, taste and smell. Our visitors can see all of this in action; we’ve opened our doors to the Distillery and our processes.
The Distillery is built on the tradition of the copper pot still and the influence that the still has on our spirit. With minimal automation, it’s about developing a deep understanding of how all our equipment works and how each stage of the process contributes to the spirits that qualify for the bottle.
The ancient woodland of Shining Cliff, where the Distillery has its home, was the inspiration for our original floral-style Derbyshire dry gin. We sought a style of gin that reflects this beautiful location. The woodland and hedgerows we walk and cycle past daily offer up an abundance of seasonal botanicals from woodland berries to delicate mayflower.
We set out to do something unique in a region where whisky has never before been made. This hasn’t meant throwing out traditions that have stood the test of time but we’re putting down our marker. Long fermentations, unique yeast blends and hand-crafted copper pot stills all play an important role. Our core whisky expression is lightly-peated with dried fruit and malt notes.