In the Heart of Yorkshire
Located just ten miles north of the historic city of York, the distillery sits nestled between the rolling contours of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Major attractions such as York Minster, Castle Howard and Whitby are nearby.
Founders, friends and family have helped us build on the site of an old stable block. The distillery houses a production area and cask maturation warehouse, together with a rustic tasting room and well-stocked shop.
With disabled access and visitor parking, everyone will be welcome to drop in for a tasty tipple and witness first-hand how whisky and other spirits are made.
Join us for tours, tasting evenings and special events when we open our doors to the public. Guests after a luxury break away are encouraged to book into our on-site B&B.
Sourcing Maris Otter barley from Yorkshire farms and wooden casks from the nearby White Rose Cooperage in Wetherby ensures we produce spirit of the highest quality.
We’ll source a number of fresh gin botanicals from herbs, spices and fruit grown on site, and will include honey from our bees. Read more about our gin here.
Even the boxes used for the Founders’ Club Toolboxes are made using a local box maker from recycled card and FSC certified paper, and are 100% recyclable.
We want to help the environment, so strive to be as sustainable as possible. We’re one of only a handful of distilleries in the UK to run on 100% green energy, and will plant a tree through the Carbon Fund for every Founders’ Club sold to help offset carbon emissions.
To increase bio-diversity and provide fresh produce for use in our spirits, we’ve also planted a native woodland and orchard on site.
We’re constantly looking at clever ways to reduce our waste, recycle materials and reuse water, and won an EU grant to develop our environmental strategy.