Our tasting tours are run in groups of up to 16 people and last approximately 90 minutes. During the tour you’ll have the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere, heat and smells of our working distillery set in the former Johnson & Nephew wire works in Ambergate.
We’ll take you behind the scenes in our still house, home to our two beautiful hand-made copper stills, and in our cask storage areas to see (and taste) our maturing new make whisky. You’ll be guided through the whisky making process by one of our knowledgeable distillers and learn about the vision for the first whisky distillery in the Peak District region. You’ll gain insights into what we have planned for our Derbyshire malt whisky and there will time for questions and photos (note that cameras are not permitted for use in all areas of the Distillery for safety reasons).
You’ll also get to see ‘Betty’ our 600 litre spirits still, used to make our award winning Shining Cliff gin and other spirits. Then it’s back to the Tasting Room for a tasting of our range of gins and a chance for further discussion. Please note that the sample sizes are for tasters rather than full spirit measures. We also provide soft drinks and can provide take away samples for drivers if arranged in advance.
The Distillery is on the edge of Shining Cliff Woods, an ancient woodland, and site of special scientific interest. The woods are home to the famous Betty Kenny yew tree and numerous walking paths. We have maps of the local area available to buy in the Distillery Shop.
Those aged 8 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult and can’t take part in tastings. Unfortunately for safety reasons we can’t allow anyone under the age of 8 in the Distillery or Tasting Room.
If you would like to buy a Tour Voucher as a gift, these are available from the Shop or we can send out to you (postage will apply).
Tours run on Thursdays at 11am, Fridays 11am and 3pm. Saturday tours will begin weekly from the 2nd March at 11am.
The tasting tours are £12pp and take around 90 mins (30 – 40 mins distillery tour followed by a guided tasting of our Shining Cliff gins). We have a normal limit of 16, car parking on site.
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