Derbyshire Gins & Distilleries in Derbyshire
On This Page: Derbyshire Gin and Distillery directory, reviews and tasting notes, distillery tours and gin schools in Derbyshire, interviews with Derbyshire distillers.
Derbyshire is home to seven gin distilleries and it is a county rich in inspiration and botanicals from the Peak District National Park and the Pennines, and wonderful historic sites such as Chatsworth House, Hardwick House and Bolsover Castle. Dog and Spoon Distillery helped put Derbyshire on the gin map in 2022 by being a Winner in the Contemporary Gin category of The Gin Guide Awards 2022 with their 6a+ Gin (a certified Carbon Neutral product), as well a being shortlisted for the New Distillery of the Year 2022 Award.
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With Peak Ales already brewing beer in a 19th-century barn on the Chatsworth Estate, the team were asked by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire asked if they could make also gin. After collaborative recipe developement, Chatsworth Gin was launched in 2019, featuring several botanicals sourced from the grounds and greenhouses of the Chatsworth Estate, including lemon verbena, lemongrass, and cavendish banana leaves.
Dancing Anchor Gin
Opened in 2021 in Dronfield in Derbyshire, Dancing Anchor Spirits was founded by accountant Amy Gillatt and distiller and brewer David Hemstock. The distillery's name was inspired by the founders' links with the islands of the UK, Cayman Islands and Sardinia - hence the anchor logo - and by their love of dance music. As well as their Dry Gin, Pink Gin and Old Tom Gin, the distillery also produces the Twisted Mule range of flavoured gins.
Dog and Spoon Gin
Dog and Spoon Distillery was established by friends Tony Brindle and Seb Michaud. After converting an old barn on Tony's farm in 2019, Dog and Spoon Distillery's first product, 6a Gin, was launched in 2021. This was followed by their 60% ABV 6a+ edition and Bergamot edition. In 2022, the distillery was certified as Carbon Neutral.
Peak Heritage Gin
Launched in 2019 by Ade Cole and Becky Morgan, and based in the village of Barlow in Derbyshire, Cuckoostone Distillery produces an eclectic range of gin, vodka and rum brands including their flagship Peak Heritage Gin, Hartington Creamery Gin and Bakewell Pudding Gin. The 'Cuckoostone' name is inspired by Ade and Becky's foraging walks in the National Forest Plantation near Matlock which they start on Cuckoostone Lane.
For more gins produced in Derbyshire, try:
- Chesterfield Dry Gin - Derbyshire Distillery (Chesterfield)
- Shining Cliff Gin - White Peak Distillery (Ambergate)
- Shivering Mountain Gin - Shivering Mountain Distillery (Hathersage)
Gin Distillery Tours in Derbyshire
Two of the seven distilleries in Derbyshire are open for tours and tastings, providing ideal experiences for gin lovers living in or visiting Derbyshire.
- 1. Derbyshire Distillery (Chesterfield) - Distillery Tours & Tastings
- 2. White Peak Distillery (Ambergate) - Distillery Tours & Tastings (Whisky focus)
Meet the Makers
Get to know Derbyshire's finest gin creators and distillers in our 'Meet the Maker' interviews. Find out what inspired them and how they created and launched their gin, how it's made, what botanicals are used, what you can experience if you visit their distilleries, how best to serve their gins, and what they have planned for the future: