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White Peak Distillery


Derwent Wire Works
Matlock Road
DE56 2HE
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White Peak Distillery


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 for availabilty. 




Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Distillery Tour 60 mins £15 (includes tasting glass)
Whisky Tour 90 mins £30 (includes tasting glass)


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  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Time limited visits


  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

* Please see our website for opening times and bookings



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Q8086ZWstuartb
      Trip Type:
      Great tour, just as good the second time round.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 17th September 2022
      Had a great time on the distillery tour. It was bought as a birthday gift for my father and was the second time my wife and I had been on the tour. Just as good the second time round! Dave, one of... Read full review
    • Margaret L
      Trip Type:
      A great experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 21st September 2022
      This was an excellent experience with a very knowledgeable guide and chance to taste gin. whisky and rum afterwards. All very eco friendly too Read full review
    • Ed N
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Amazing Whisky Tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th September 2022
      Amazing! Would highly recommend! I went on the Whiskey Tour, I’m not a whiskey drinker myself but took my Grandad who is. Max’s knowledge made the tour even for non whiskey drinkers like myself... 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. Follow signs over the bridge to the distillery. 

    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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    White Peak Distillery, BelperWhite Peak Distillery is located in the Derwent Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site at the gateway to the Peak District National Park. We produce Wire Works Whisky - Derbyshire's first single malt, Shining Cliff Gins and a Derbyshire rum. There is a shop at the distillery and you can book a tour and…