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White Peak Distillery

Type:Shop - Drink

Derwent Wire Works
Matlock Road
Ambergate
Derbyshire
DE56 2HE
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White Peak Distillery

About

Established in 2016, White Peak Distillery is the first full-scale, craft distillery in the Peak District region. Founded by local couple, Max & Claire Vaughan. The Distillery is located in the former Johnson & Nephew Wire Works in Ambergate and celebrates the rich riverside and industrial landscape of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The Distillery backs onto the ancient woodland of Shining Cliff, which is a site of special scientific interest. As well as being at a gateway to the Peak District our location offers access to some wonderful, local woodland walks, and to footpaths that follow the Cromford Canal to Cromford Mills.

A visit to the Distillery is underscored by the passion the team has for authentic craft spirits and their unique destination for whisky, gin and other spirits. You’ll have an opportunity to learn a bit of the history of the Wire Works (originally established in 1876). On the Distillery tasting tours you’re able to sample our Derbyshire style of single malt spirit as well as our range of award-winning Shining Cliff gin. For more information about visiting us at the Distillery and to book a tour please visit our website. 

 

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - The tour takes in the whole of the Distillery site and you need to be comfortable walking and standing for at least 60 minutes. There are a number of small, shallow steps between some areas, and stairs up to the main production platform which is 21⁄2 metres off the ground. To discuss any access requirements please e-mail shop@whitepeakdistillery.co.uk
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments - Hot & Cold drinks Snacks Shining Cliff Gin

Groups

  • Guided tours for groups - The tasting tour takes approximately 90 mins and includes a guided tasting of our range of Shining Cliff gins. Private group tours can be arranged by contacting the Distillery directly.

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Sole use of venue - The Distillery is available to private events, and we can assist with catering if required.

Parking

  • Free Parking - Parking is available at the distillery. The distillery is located on a large industrial site, please drive carefully and follow signage.

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop - Selling gin, glassware and White Peak merchandise
  • Guided tours mandatory - Please Book in advance by calling the shop or online at www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk
  • Public toilets

Shops

  • Shop Specialities - Our shop sells our full range of Shining Cliff gins, as well as White Peak Distillery Merchandise, letterpress greetings cards, a range of gin and whisky glasses and weatherproof OS dinky maps of the local area. We also serve takeaway hot and cold drinks, and snacks.

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted - Please contact info@whitepeakdistillery.co.uk for further information on coach parties and group bookings.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday11:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed

* Please see our website for opening times and bookings

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    Recent Reviews:

    • ianferrer
      Leave educated and satisfied with a thirst for more
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th November 2021
      This is the most informative whiskey tour we have ever been on. You can see Max and Claire Vaughn's passion to create a new whiskey in every aspect of production in this new distillery; followed by a... Read full review
    • steve g
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Well worth it
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th November 2021
      We really enjoyed the tour. Dave, one of the distillers, is obviously knowledgeable bit also passionate about the business and what the products they produce. Obviously it's quite small, so not the... Read full review
    • JohnBrittain
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A lovely distillery.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th December 2021
      A wonderful visit. An excellent tour with a very nice tasting afterwards. Very much a place to return to. Set in the beautiful area of the Derbyshire Peak District. The founders of this distillery... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Distillery is located at Derwent Wire Works directly off the A6 (Matlock road) between Belper and Matlock, DE56 2HE should bring you direct to the Wire Works entrance.

    Public Transport Directions

    The distillery is served by excellent public transport options. Ambergate train station is a 10 minute walk from the Distillery and located on the Derwent Valley Line. Journeys can be made from stations in Matlock, Derby and Nottingham and the stations along those lines.

    High Peak runs the Transpeak bus service between Derby and Buxton and there is a request bus stop right outside the main site entrance to the Distillery. Buses run every hour, please check the web-site below to plan your journey.

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