World Gin Day

What is World Gin Day?

A day for everyone and anyone (over drinking age of course…!) to celebrate and enjoy gin! Whether you’re already a fan of the juniper spirit, or looking for an intro, World Gin Day is the perfect opportunity to get involved.


In light of the the Covid-19 global pandemic, this year’s World Gin Day will be celebrated virtually over the entire month of June. From online tastings, to virtual tours and gin-laced parties via zoom, put your new found online skills to use and let’s raise a gin across the world!

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. 

While the distillery is closed during lockdown, you can purchase gin and other spirits including their new authentic Derbyshire rum via their online store

Shining Cliff Floral Gin

White Peak Distillery - Shining Cliff Gin Label - Multi-Color Labels

Our award winning Derbyshire dry gin is inspired by the woodland and hedgerows of Shining Cliff Woods. Crafted from thirteen botanicals including rose hip, bilberry & local mayflower. The spirit is delicately infused using vapour distillation to create a smooth, perfectly balanced Derbyshire dry gin.

Sip neat over ice or, for the perfect G&T, serve with a premium Indian tonic (full fat or skinny), or try mediterranean or cucumber & watermelon tonic. Garnish with a simple slice of orange peel/ orange and bay leaf.

Awarded Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition & 2018 Derbyshire Life Food & Drink product of the year.

Shining Cliff Citrus Gin


Crafted from ten botanicals, including citrus peel, lemon thyme, lime tree leaves and lemon verbena. The bright fresh citrus notes combine with juniper, angelica root and English coriander for a refreshing, classic Derbyshire dry gin.

Serving suggestion: take a generous amount of ice, add premium premium Indian or aromatic tonic (with angostura bitters), and garnish with citrus zest, pink grapefruit and or lemon thyme or Kaffir lime leaves.

Shining Cliff Spiced Gin

White Peak Distillery | Great British Food Programme

A Derbyshire dry gin, distilled from eleven botanicals including marjoram, cardamom, cassia, meadow sweet and orrice root. A smooth texture with distinctive, well-balanced spiced earth flavours, ending in a warm cardamom finish.

Serving suggestion: Take a generous amount of ice, add premium Indian tonic (full fat or skinny), and garnish with a slice of red grapefruit or fresh ginger. Or for something a little different, add pomegranate & basil tonic and serve with cassia bark.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Riverside Gin

‘Riverside Gin’ was inspired by the River Derwent and uses a selection of botanicals hand-foraged from the Trust’s local nature reserves and the river bank in Shining Cliff Woods.

Serving suggestion: Serve neat over ice or serve with a premium Indian tonic (full fat or skinny) and garnish with a slice of lime peel or a sprig of mint. Relax. Enjoy.

White Peak Delivery Guide

  1. Hand Sanitiser: All orders which include at least one 500/700ml bottle gin will include a free bottle of hand sanitiser. Please note purchases of 375ml bottles are not included in this offer.
  1. Local Delivery: We can offer doorstep delivery to following the postcodes DE1, DE4, DE22, DE215, DE214, DE58, DE53A, DE56. The cost of local delivery is £3.50 and we plan to make deliveries on Fridays. If we are out and about near your location earlier in the week, then we may try and deliver on an alternate day, but can only guarantee to deliver on Fridays. Please include a phone number in case we can’t find you and need to call.
  1. Delivery by Post: Single bottles will be delivered via royal mail second class. Multiple bottle orders will be delivered by our couriers APC. For either, the cost of postage & packaging is £6.95.
  1. Free delivery: On orders over £75.00


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