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Award-winning craft distillery in the heart of Derbyshire
White Peak Distillery is an award-winning craft distillery located in the heart of Derbyshire. If you’re looking for an adult day out, this adventure could be just the thing for you.
The distillery was founded in 2016 by Max and Claire Vaughan, with the aim of producing high-quality spirits using locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practices.
Gin, whiskey and rum
The distillery produces a range of spirits, including gin, whisky, and rum. One of their most popular products is Shining Cliff Gin, which is made using botanicals found in the local area, including wild bilberries and moss. They also produce a range of limited-edition gins, which are made using seasonal ingredients and are only available for a short period of time.
White Peak Distillery is committed to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. They use renewable energy sources to power their distillery, and they source their ingredients as locally as possible to reduce their carbon footprint. They also use a closed-loop cooling system, which recirculates water and reduces water waste.
Tours and tastings
In addition to producing spirits, White Peak Distillery offers tours and tastings for visitors. They have a purpose-built visitor centre, which includes a bar, shop, and events space.
White Peak is open to visitors for tours every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The business offers three different tour experiences:
Distillery Tours – suitable for all adults, ends with a whisky, gin and rum tasting:
- Thursdays 11 am and 2 pm
- Fridays 11 am
- Saturdays 11 am and 12.30 pm
- Saturdays 2 pm
Whisky Tours – a tour for people curious about, or into whisky. Ends with a whisky tasting:
- Fridays and Saturdays at 2 pm
Warehouse Tours – an immersive whisky experience involving tasting samples straight from the cask in the Warehouse:
- Select Saturdays at 3 pm
The best way for visitors to book tours is online – you can see availability on the live booking calendar. White Peak Distillery also host seasonal events – check the website for details.
The Distillery shop is open to the public Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Visitors can purchase craft spirits, glassware, gifts and takeaway coffee.
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