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White Peak Distillery

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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. 

Shop opening hours: Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm

Scheduled Tours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, please book in advance via our website.

Group and Private Bookings: Available Monday to Wednesday 

Travel: Transpeak bus service from Belper and Matlock, request stop outside the distillery.  Ambergate train station is a 15 minute walk from the distillery.


For more information about visiting us at the Distillery and to book a tour please visit our website

White Peak Distillery Whisky Tour

1 Jul 2022 - 10 Dec 2022

Our whisky tour is an opportunity to take a guided look behind the scenes of the regions first whisky distillery.

White Peak Distillery Tour & Gin Tasting

1 Jul 2022 - 16 Dec 2022

Join us behind the scenes at White Peak Distillery. Experience the unique atmosphere, heat and smells of our working distillery set in the old Johnson & Nephew Wire Works of the 1870s.

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

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