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, with major attractions such as York Minster, Castle Howard and Whitby nearby.
We’re currently self-building with the help of friends, family and our Founders on the site of an old stable block. When complete the distillery will house 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.
We’ll also host tours, tasting evenings and special events. Guests after a luxury break away are more than welcome to book into our on-site B&B.
We’re sourcing our Maris Otter barley from Yorkshire farms and our wooden casks from the nearby White Rose Cooperage in Wetherby.
We’ll source a number of gin botanicals from herbs, spices and fruit grown on site, and will include honey from our bees. Even the boxes used for our Founders’ Club Toolboxes are made using a local box maker from recycled card and FSC certified paper, and are 100% recyclable.
We strive to be as sustainable as possible. We’re one of only a handful of distilleries in the world to run on 100% green energy, and will plant a tree through the Carbon Fund for every Founders’ Club membership sold to help offset carbon emissions. We’ve also planted a native woodland and orchard on site to increase bio-diversity and provide fresh produce for use in our spirits.
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.